Local 2687 Members in Attendance at Alfred K Whitehead Legislative Conference
March 5-8th, 2017.
The Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference has long been the cornerstone of the IAFF’s legislative efforts. The IAFF has won many significant victories over the years – from the SAFER program that promotes safe fire ground staffing, to ensuring the heroes of 9/11 receive the healthcare they deserve, to defeating legislation designed to undermine our members’ defined benefit pensions – due in large measure to the work local IAFF leaders have done at this conference.
This year, with a new administration and a new Congress, the work of constituent advocates is more important than ever. Members were guided through the challenges and opportunities that await us on Capitol Hill and the White House. Members learned more about the new political landscape and its impact on programs and policies that affect fire fighters.
Additionally, members learned about IAFF priority legislation and have the opportunity to advocate directly with legislators on key federal issues, including legislation impacting our jobs, health and safety and economic security.
Local 2687 Members in attendance: President Kurt Vogt, Vice President Dave Beaton, Secretary Nelson Hwang, and Treasurer Pete Lynch.