Political Action

  • L106 PAC Opportunities! : THIS Friday n Saturday. Please and Thank You (BEER)

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 10, 2018

     

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      Brothers and Sisters,  

      We are only 26 days away from Election Day! Come join us this Friday for an evening with Eric Richey, our endorsed candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, before we make the final push into November. We would love for you to come by, show your support for the campaign and join the fun!  We will drink Beer.  Beer is good.

      When: Friday, October 12th / 5:30 p.m. 



  • PAC Participation! NOW is time to solidify relationships

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Sep 26, 2018

    Brothers and Sisters,

    We are down to 1 month left in this 2018 General Election political season.  Considering all of the challenges our Local has, this is actually a great time to make a strong showing for our candidates.  We have some events during which we will show we are very relevant to our candidates' victories in November.

    I challenge EVERY member of our great Local (yes, YOU) to make just one of the dates below.  From BLI to Lynden, Geneva to Blaine and from Birchwood to Fairhaven, This is where the rubber meets the road for making improvements to YOUR hours, wages and working conditi...

  • Neil Carlberg Memorial: This Saturday, 9/29

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Sep 26, 2018

    Memorial for Neil Carlberg, December 10, 1953 - January 10, 2018

    Date: September 29th, 2018

    Time:  4 pm -  8pm.  

    Location: 2758 Barrel Springs RD, Bow WA 98232

    This is a private outdoor event space at the corner of Barrel Springs RD/Peace Ln. 

    There will be signs at the road and hopefully someone to guide people to the parking area.

    The address is slightly different to match the sign at the road but there will be other signs to mark the location. There will be overflow parking on Regulus ( 2 streets north of Peace LN, off Barrel Springs) carpooling might be a good idea.

     

    The ground ...

  • PAC Report: Aug/Sept. 2018

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Sep 05, 2018

    PAC Report: August 2018

     

    The Blue Wave Approaches…or does it?

     

    The 2018 Primary elections were good for Labor and they indicate that the General should be a wake up call to those who would slam the door on firefighters and other working folks. Here is a re-cap:

    FEDERAL 

    U.S. Senator

    Maria Cantwell, Won primary handily, 55%-25%  

     

    THE IAFF HAS ENDORSED SENATOR CANTWELL... and will continue to do so as she works hard for Labor

    U.S. Representative Congressional District 1

    Suzan DelBe...

  • 2018 IAFF L106 Primary Election Endorsement List

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jul 18, 2018

    Sisters and Brothers,

    Your Political Action Committee (PAC) has met with several would-be candidates over the past few months.  We've had meaningful conversations with these folks regarding your hours, wages and working conditions.  We have looked into candidates' past records of voicing opinions on issues relating to the above and to Labor in general.  Who supports your right to freely organize?  Who believes that presumptive cancer coverage makes sense for firefighters?  Who voted for our PTSD bill last year?  Who supports Union Labor for our next Medic 1 unit?  

    It has been challenging to b...

  • Federal Cancer Registry Bill Clears Final Hurdle: It's a law!

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jul 18, 2018

    Thank you to Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for Co-Sponsoring this bill, and to President Trump for signing the bill.  Let's hope this can help health officials determine how to minimize firefighter deaths due to cancer.

     

    Summary: H.R.931 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

    Listen to this page

    There are 3 summaries for H.R.931.                       Passed House amended (09/12/2017)Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/08/2017)Introduced in House (02/07/2017)                    

     Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

    Shown Here:
    Passed House amended (09/12/2017)

    Firefighter...

  • Federal Cancer Bill Passes Both Houses! Please Sign, President Trump

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jun 22, 2018

    This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, by unanimous consent, sending the bill to the president for his signature. This final action by Congress is the culmination of several years of work by the IAFF to establish a one-of-a-kind national cancer registry specifically for fire fighters. 

    The Centers for Disease Control within the Department of Health and Human Services will partner with the IAFF and public health experts to establish the registry, which will collect detailed data on the occurrence of cancer in fire fighters. This dat...

  • How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics: D or R...or I or G or whichever Party works for you !

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jun 07, 2018

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Having had the opportunity to live in a 'Communist' country overseas, I've experienced a system without democracy.  It sucks.  The responsibility/luxury of choosing our leasders and political direction is something which makes the U.S. sitll worth fighting for.  Yet politics can seem daunting.  Where does one begin?  I recently came across a good article which breaks Democratic participation down.  I thought it was good enough to share with everyone in the local.

    https://www.nytimes.com/guides/year-of-living-better/how-to-participate-in-government?campaignId=7WWW8&tp=i-H4...

  • PAC Invite: Support Eric Richey, Whatcom Co. Prosecuting Attorney, 6/7, 17:30

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jun 01, 2018

    Fellow Firefighters,

    Your Local has chosen to endorse Eric Richey in this race.  Eric has prosecuted those who have attacked cops and firefighters.  His opponent has the gall to, instead, attack our brothers and sisters in Blue.  He suggests they are the reason for the crime we are seeing.  Unfortunate.  Eric will continue to protect our families by being hard on those who commit hard crime.  Yet he is able to think outside of the box in terms of understanding that addiction and mental illness are not crimes and shoud not be treated as such.

    Please join us for an evening with Eric Richey, cand...

  • Ski to Sea Race

    Posted in Public News on May 27, 2018

    Megan Wohlrab, daughter of North Whatcom Firefighter Mark Wohlrab, waves her support sign on the banks of the Nooksack River in Lynden.
    Megan was one of a group of roughly 15 people there cheering on Local 106 in the canoe leg of the 2018 Ski to Sea Race.