June 25, 2015 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2576, legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by a vote of 398-1. The House vote sets the stage for action in the Senate on its version of TSCA reform, S. 697.
CPFF President Mike Rogers honors Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation? Board members Mark Lau of Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union? Denver Fire Credit Union, Ralph Barocas of RBC Wealth Management?, Corey Rose? of 9NEWS (KUSA)?, and San Diego Chargers? Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein? for their work for the Foundation.
What happened to American labor unions?
Last week came news that the share of America’s workforce that’s unionized hit a 97-year low. A mere 11.3% of workers now belong to a union, and a great chunk of those are in the shrinking public sector. In the private sector, unionization fell to an abysmal 6.6%, down from a peak of 35% during the 1950s.
This morning, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger issued this statement on Congress’ plan to hold fire fighter retirement hostage for Trade Promotion Authority agenda.
Check out the new IAFF Bi-Monthly series "IAFF Dispatch", it features the work of IAFF members from across the United States and Canada. Here is the first edition.