Paid Family Medical Leave Act

This class will explore some frequently asked questions around Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, including the ability to use accrued leave while out on PFML, how to handle premium increases, relationship with other types of leave (workers’ comp, FMLA, paid sick leave), what to do if an employer says you’re not...

Local & IAFF Audits/Financial Transparency

Location: Heritage B This class will define the audit/financial review process. Your WSCFF trustees will share their experiences over the pat two decades from the perspective of a local Treasurer and a Trustee. Bill Dodd from Local 710 Coeur D’Alene will provide in-depth reporting on filing of the local’s 990 and what to do...

How to Not Get Sued

This class will cover some of the common issues unions must navigate that can lead to problems down the road, including: grievance handling, complying with the duty of fair representation, avoiding defamation lawsuits, conducting votes of no confidence and other criticism of leadership, and engaging in the political world without committing campaign finance violations....

Work, Union, and Life Balance

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 protecting the time left for your family and yourself. Leading the discussion will be two individuals who both serve at several positions within our union, are still active firefighters,...