An IAFF member from Dexter, MI Local 4090 wrote us looking for some help from other IAFF brothers and sisters. He says his community wants to stop paying their Social Security and is asking if any other affiliates have faced this issue. IAFF members should be aware that, since 1983, if municipalities are paying into Social Security, they are prohibited from opting out. Additional information is available from the Social Security Administration. The IAFF has also developed a fact sheet that sheds some light on the issue.