Classes

Shift Change

7:00 - 8:00 am
Ed Seminar-Thursday, April 20, Ed Seminar-Tuesday, April 18, Ed Seminar-Wednesday, April 19
Location: Boardroom

WSCFF Shift Change meetings are for members coping with or in recovery from an alcohol or substance use problems. Peer-led meetings provide a supportive space for individuals to share experiences, strength, and hope with brothers and sisters interested in recovery. The only requirement for attendance is the desire for recovery.

Today's Classes

Break
3:00-3:30pm
Lunch
12:00-1:30pm
Understanding Washington State PFMLA, Federal FMLA & Your Sick Leave Benefits
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
This session will help you navigate the alphabet soup of state and federal laws around family and medical leave, sick leave, and other common wage
Why Labor Should Matter
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
Behavioral Health: What Local Leaders Need to Know
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room H
Whether you have a behavioral health program or not, this class will guide you through a labor-management approach to building a successful program for your
Privacy & Disclosure: What Unions/Employers Must Produce & May Withold
1:30-3:00pm
Location: Room H
Learn about developments in the areas of union privilege and the PRA, and FAQs in getting the information unions need from the employer and in
Impact Bargaining
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room G
When there is a change to how management and the union interact, outside the scope of an existing agreement, our Union, upon being made aware,
Importance of LEOFF 1 Disability Boards
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room EF
WSCFF Retirees Association Board Presentation
Preparing for Line-of-Duty-Death
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room D
Preparing for Line-of-Duty-Death Presentation
Breakfast
7:00-8:45am
Location: Great Hall AC
Latest PERC & Arbitration Decisions
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
Alex Skalbania will discuss new PERC cases and new Interest Arbitration awards and new developments regarding bargaining topics. PERC Update Presentation
Communication in Critical Times and Positive Messaging
1:30-3:00pm, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room H
This is a two part class that runs from 1:30 – 5:00 with a 30 minute break. PLEASE NOTE: participants should have access to their local social media accounts.
Financial Independence at Retirement
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
DecisionPoint will discuss and review key topics surrounding financial readiness, and why it’s so important to start planning today. Discussion points will include ways
Wildland Committee Fire Roster: What is it and how do you access it?
1:30-3:00pm
Location: Room G
Wildland Committee Fire Roster Presentation
Work, Union, and Life Balance
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room H
This course will be an open discussion about achieving a balance between the life of a union official who still works on the job and
IAFF 7th District Report
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
Understanding Grievances/Unfair Labor Practices
1:30-3:00pm
Location: Room ABC
A brief overview of what is a grievance, what is an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP). What is the difference between the two and what is
Secretary-Treasurer: Tools & Tips for Success in This Crucial Role
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room D
Secretary-Treasurer Tools & Tips Presentation
Understanding PTS Claims
1:30-3:00pm
Location: Room G
Understanding PTS Claims Presentation
Standing Committees Reports
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
WSCFF Building
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
The Retirement Equation
1:30-3:00pm
Location: Room EF
As professional firefighters, we have an amazing defined-benefit pension and the ability to retire in our mid-50s, but our income and expenses change immediately
Scene Safety: Unintended Impacts of HB 1310
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
MERP/IAFF Health Trust Update
1:30-3:00pm
Location: Room D
This class will cover updates on the IAFF Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan and IAFF Health & Wellness Trust (formerly the Northwest Fire Fighters Benefits Trust).
WSCFF Strategic Plan
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
Negotiations: From Preparation to Arbitration
1:30-3:00pm, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room ABC
This is a two part class that runs from 1:30 – 5:00 with a 30 minute break.
WSCFF Legislative Update
9:00am-Noon
Location: Great Hall BD
Membership Engagement in a Post Janus World
3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room ABC
Membership Engagement Presentation