Fully Involved - A History of the WSCFF
Written by Ellie Belew, Fully Involved tells the stories of the professional fire fighters of Washington State and their role in the union movement. Weaving together personal accounts, legislative and regional histories, and jammed with illustrations, this book brings to life the successes and failures of a group that has become one of the most powerful political entities in the state.
The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) was created in 1939, on the heels of passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the splintering of the CIO from the AFL, and the beginning of World War II in Europe. In the following sixty-four years the WSCFF and its member locals forged ahead on the WSCFF’s two-pronged mission: education and legislation. They earned improvements in working conditions, pensions and health benefits, and collective bargaining rights. WSCFF members also became working heroes in communities that had considered them unskilled slackers decades before.
Readers can follow a variety of topics and individuals through history using the book’s detailed table of contents, links within articles, its index and appendices.
Fully Involved is published by the WSCFF and is available for purchase. The book is available to the public as well as members of the IAFF. Further, look for Fully Involved in a book store near you beginning in October 2004.
Current publishing includes hard and soft back versions and several other forms. Hardcover with sewn binder is $39.99 + tax and the Paper Back is $19.99 + tax. Other short versions will be available as publishing nears.
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