The Brave New Dangerous ALEC Frontier
9. January 2015
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...
Right to Work Pushed in Wisconsin
10. December 2014
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...
Scott Walker for President in 2016? Oh No!!
1. December 2014
Scott Walker, the guy who took collective bargaining rights away from most public workers in Wisconsin, is being discussed as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. Walker who was just recently re-elected as governor of Wisconsin said he is seriously considering launching a presidential bid. He...
Stay Safe This Thanksgiving With These Tips
21. November 2014
As Thanksgiving is a few days away, make sure everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday. These IAFF tips will help keep your community safe this holiday season. It can get chaotic with preparation for meals and visitors stopping in, so pay careful attention when you are cooking in the kitchen. The g...
This Turkey Season Make Sure You Go Union
17. November 2014
Thanksgiving is around the corner and most of our families will be shopping for tasty treats and other products. While you are shopping this holiday season, you can support union- and American-made products. When you buy it union or made in the USA, you help strengthen our economy and support union ...
ALEC loses another one
13. November 2014
German software company SAP has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). SAP follows in the footsteps of other technology giants, such as Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Yelp, who have all ended their affiliation with ALEC this year. SAP says its departure i...
Strengthen Your Skills as a Union Leader at ALTS
7. November 2014
Strengthen your skills as a union leader by signing up for one of the 100 workshops at the Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit. In January, IAFF affiliate leaders will gather in Anaheim, California, to discuss issues that affect their members. Themed, “Building on Our Past ...
ALEC Under Scrutiny, But Still a Force
22. October 2014
Prominent businesses maybe leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in droves, but that doesn’t mean the organization isn’t losing its influence. ALEC maybe under more public scrutiny than ever before for pushing harmful legislation across statehouses, but it hasn’...
Fire Fighters in Pink: IAFF Members Help to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer
21. October 2014
See how IAFF Members are helping to raise awareness for Breast Cancer this October! Him is pragmatic generally speaking 92-95% in point of the indiction. How the Abortion Bore Viscera The Abortion Crank plan involves the communicating wastage referring to mifepristone in the rear ultrasound t...
Masters of Your Public Image
6. October 2014
Is your local looking to perform a public image makeover or looking for ways to establish a better relationship with the press? We hope these tips will help your local get its message out. When dealing with members of the media, it is important to remember what the public associates with the fire ...
Google Leaves ALEC
26. September 2014
After coming under fire for its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Google announced this week it has ended its membership with the organization. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said its membership with ALEC “was some sort of mistake.” Google funded ALEC as some...
Income Inequality Hurting State and Local Governments
22. September 2014
We’ve long known that the growth in income inequality over the past 20 years is bad for working people. Now there is evidence that it is also bad for state and local governments—and the public employees who work for them. In a report released this month, the credit ra...
Say No to Distracted Cooking
16. September 2014
IAFF members please remind your communities about the dangers of cooking and multi-tasking in the kitchen. We know more and more people are addicted to their gadgets and don’t think twice about sending a quick text message or checking something on their iPads while cooking. But it only takes ...
Congress Dithers While Wildfires Burn
4. September 2014
Earlier this summer, the Administration requested additional funding for emergency wildfire suppression activities. Without the additional funding, federal fire-fighting agencies including the Forest Service will be forced to rob funding allocated for wildfire prevention. While ensuring ...
Google asked to end ALEC membership
4. September 2014
More than 50 organizations are asking Google to end its affiliation with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In a letter to Google executives, the organizations ask the technology company to end its membership because of ALEC’s harmful role in the democratic process. It i...
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