When we interviewed IAFF President Harold Schaitberger in early March he was fired up and promised to help fight for the rights of his union members in Ohio against union busting Senate Bill 5.

Last week he announced he’d be putting his money where his mouth is.

According to Schaitberger “the International Association of Fire Fighters is freezing its federal political spending and shifting all resources toward its beleaguered state and local colleagues.”

According to Schaitberger, the money that would have been donated to federal candidates will now be used to underwrite the recall and referendum efforts and a legal fight against the new Alabama anti-deduction law, which has become a model for a similar bill in Florida. “We’ll spend as much on the Ohio referendum as we would in a presidential election,” he said.

Ohio appreciates the help, President Schaitberger!