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Koch Brothers Say Walker is Their Guy

If we didn’t already know that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the puppet of the Koch Brothers -- we know now after this week’s declaration. Charles and David Koch, the billionaire owners of Koch Industries who are single handedly trying to destroy American democracy, has declared Wal... [More]

T-Mobile leaves ALEC

T-Mobile is the latest technology and communications company to kick the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to the curb. T-Mobile follows in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yelp in leaving the organization. ALEC, a politically ultra-conservative non-profit, which ... [More]

Bill Proposed to Void Union Contracts in TN

Tennessee public employee unions are facing an extreme and ill-conceived attack on their rights. Senate Bill 123 attempts to void existing agreements between local governments and public unions. Tennessee is a Right to Work state and public employees there have  fought off numerous attempts t... [More]

Cummings: A True Champion of Workers' Rights

U.S. House member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), whom IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger hailed as a true champion of workers’ rights, said the Republicans are conducting a relentless and blatant attack on unions. Cummings spoke to nearly 700 IAFF leaders at the 2015 IAFF Legislative Conferen... [More]

Fire Proof Your Home for Wildfire Season

In parts of the West, wildfire season got an early start this winter leaving destruction and despair in its wake.  Wildfire season can’t be confined to the summer and early fall months anymore. For the past four decades, the season has gotten longer. This year in parts of southern Califor... [More]

Pay Up, Christie

New Jersey unions knew this day would come when their spotlight-seeking governor would have to take responsibility for not fully funding the pension system. A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of public unions, finding Christie’s failure to make full payments to the pension system violated ... [More]

Welcome Back to 2011!

Our political opponents are ramping up their attacks against us. And we won’t let them get away with trying to take away the rights we earned and fought hard to win. Politico, a Capitol Hill publication in Washington, D.C., provides a summary of state battles and misbehaving elected officials... [More]

Valentine's Day Union Style

Celebrate Valentine’s Day union style by buying these special union treats this holiday. Try these union-made goodies: Russell Stover Ghirardelli See’s Candy Hershey    Want to drink a bottle of bubbly? Try these brands: J. Roget Jacques Bonet Cook’s Tott&rsquo... [More]

What to Expect in Statehouses This Season

As state legislators reconvene for the year, fire fighters can expect more anti-union legislation. Our political opponents are determined to enact policies that curb the power of labor unions.  In at least nine states, Right to Work bills are expected to be introduced in Wisconsin, New Mexico... [More]

The Brave New Dangerous ALEC Frontier

Sometimes it is the little things that can catch you off guard. The IAFF does not want its members to be blindsided by the American Legislative Exchange Council’s new strategy to attack the rights of workers. ALEC, a politically ultra-conservative non-profit, which thrives on operating in th... [More]

Right to Work Pushed in Wisconsin

Three years ago, Wisconsin public sector workers were stripped of their rights to bargain collectively in the state. Now that controversial Governor Scott Walker has been elected for a second term, our political foes will stop at nothing to destroy workers by pushing Right to Work legislation in th... [More]

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