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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

     
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Peer Fitness Trainer Course offered
06/18/19 - IAFF Local 4416
Looking for a Peer Fitness Trainer certification class? Westfield and Local 4416 hosting September 23-27. Space still available.
MDA Summer Camp
06/18/19 - IAFF Local 51
Calling all EPFD brothers & sisters!!! Come one, Come all!  Bring the family, MDA summer camp is fast approaching!  Let’s make sure EPFD is well represented at this event.  Contact Parliamentarian Rick Flores at 915-694-1221 for more information.
Hinsdale Road Gas Leak
06/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At approximately 16:05 on June 17th, 2019 Local members was dispatched to a reported gas leak at 16990 Hinsdale Rd. in Centennial.  Members arrived on scene to find a heavy flame coming from a ruptured gas line.  Members monitored the scene while Xcel worked to crimp the line and neutralize the leak.  The road was closed for approximately 2 hours.  No injuries were reported.
2019 Annual Meeting
06/18/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters 2019 Annual Meeting
Poker Run Update
06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters would like to thank the Vault 1905 in Van Buren Ar. for becoming our first sponsor of the 2019 Firefighters Poker Run during Bikes Blues and BBQ. If you are around downtown Van Buren Ar. stop by and enjoy a really great bar with good food and plenty of cold drinks.
4th of July Crawfish Boil
06/17/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The Fayetteville Firefighters along with the Elks of Lodge 1987 will be hosting our Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil on July 4th 2019. It will be held at the Elks Lodge on Crossover Rd in North East Fayetteville. It is open to the public and all proceeds go to the Fayetteville Firefighters Children Scholarship Fund.  Cost is $10.
Save the Date!
06/17/19 - IAFF Local 3972
Save the Date!  On July 20th, 2019, Jefferson County Professiona Firefighters will celebrate 20 years of union.  Information will be posted on the time and location soon.
The Vendome Hotel Fire 47 years ago
06/17/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
June 17, 1972  Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Ladder 13 Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Engine 32  Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Engine 33 Firefighter Joseph F. Boucher, 28 Engine 22 Firefighter Paul J. Murphy, 36 Engine 32  Firefighter John J. Jameson, 52 Engine 22  Firefighter Charles E. Dolan, 47 Ladder 13 Firefighter Joseph P.
Training Symposium
06/16/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Filling up Fast, Don't delay.
Brother Paul V. Hoban
06/16/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 regrets to announce the sudden death of Brother Paul V. Hoban Engine Co. 16. Brother Hoban was appointed to The Boston Fire Department in 1989. A soon as we have service arrangements, we will be posting them. Rest in Peace Brother.
2019 Revoluntionary Fire Tactics at the Lake Event
06/15/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Register Online here.
2019 Jefferson City Guns N Hoses Hockey Event
06/15/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Membership Meeting
06/15/19 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting is being scheduled for 29 June 2019 at 1730 hours, at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be established on the Union website calendar for review. If you have an item for the agenda please see me.
Washington FF's Ride for Sinise Foundation
06/15/19 - IAFF 7th District
Firefighters Ride 4 R.I.S.E. (FFR4R) is a bi-annual initiative started by firefighters from Washington State. These brave defenders, and anyone who would like to join to join them, participate in multi-day long-distance bicycle rides raising money for the Gary Sinise Foundation along the way.
St. Cloud Fire Department is hiring.
06/15/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.
Friday Update 6-14-19
06/14/19 - IAFF Local 1014
How the HRA Works
06/14/19 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
How the HRA Works Established as a Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) trust under Section 501(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code, the HRA offers employers the opportunity to help their employees pay for post-employment health care expenses on a tax-free basis. The plan allows employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ accounts.
Capitol Report 6/5/19
06/14/19 - UPFFA
Chatfield camping bbq update
06/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning, just wanted to let all of you know when heading down to chatfield this weekend for the 858 camping and BBQ, come In from the south entrance on titan road, then take Roxborough Park Road North into the Park, the group camping loops are on the left, we have group loops A,B,E,F,H,I, and J.
Newly Promoted
06/13/19 - IAFF Local 4349
Newly Promoted Captain Craig McVey (2nd from left) and Engineer Alex Trottier (Far right).
Todd Mahoney Support
06/13/19 - IAFF Local 311
With the permission of Todd’s family and the assistance of the PFFW Charitable Foundation we have established a donation page to benefit Savanah and the boys.  They are very appreciative of all the support during this time.
Local 1371 Softball tournament
06/12/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Below is a flyer for a softball tournament in the Kansas City area hosted by Consolidated Fire District 2 and Local 1371 benefitting the Down Syndrome Guild.  Could you please forward through your contacts and sites?  Thanks.
4F Charity Golf Tournament
06/12/19 - PFFNH
Can't make the tournament this year but you would still like to help? Register Online or Donate As always, all of the proceeds will benefit the 4F Fund which provides assistance to families in their time of need.  Any donations of goods, services, or financial contributions will be greatly appreciated.
Wishes and Heros Benefit Concert
06/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Please help support the 9th Annual Corey Rose Wishes and Heroes Benefit Concert on June 22nd in Littleton,CO! Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado and the Colorado Professional Firefighters Association. Come out and meet Corey Rose and your favorite 9 News TV personalities for the 9th year at a new location, Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton.
New E-62 Update
06/11/19 - IAFF local 2957
Leesburg Fire Department awaits the new Engine 62, in the works over at Ten-8 Fire / Pierce.  Check << here >> for the latest updates.
Mike Rogers Retirement Party
06/11/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
July 13th @ Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center come celebrate Mike Rogers and his retirement. Please see the flyer for more information.
Class of 2019-A Graduation
06/11/19 - IAFF Local 21
  Please accept our invitation to attend the 2019 joint Minneapolis and Saint Paul Firefighter Graduation.   See the attached invitation and map of the University of St. Thomas campus.   The event will be held in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center which is #5 on the map.
Last Minute Camping news and notes
06/10/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Ok, so this SATURDAY June 15th is the annual 858 Picnic and BBQ.  It’s is being held at Chatfield Reservior In the group camping loops, food serving will start @ 4pm, delicious food and beverages provided. If you’d like to bring something to share please do, and this years theme is Cowboys and Cowgirls, or native Americans if you so please. Dress up to win free exciting prizes.
Link to Door Belling Sign up sheet
06/08/19 - Kent Fire Fighters
https://www.signupgenius.
Friday Update 6-7-19
06/07/19 - IAFF Local 1014
2019 MDA Summer Camp
06/06/19 - IAFF Local 21
   Dear Local 21 Members, We could still use a few more members (active or retired) for the MDA Summer Camp days on June 11th and 18th.  Come out between 9am and 2pm and help us make these days memorable for some kiddos.  This is a chance to see where our charitable efforts are going and to meet our neighbors who benefit from our charitable fundraising.
Thank you from the IAFF
06/06/19 - IAFF 1826
President Duncan, On behalf of IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the children and adults we serve, I would like to personally thank you and your members for taking the time to Fill the Boot for MDA. It's my understanding that you did an outstanding job this year! We are so thankful for your efforts.
PPFFA Western District Meeting
06/06/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Once again Altoona Local 299 will host the Western District Meeting at PNG Park as the Altoona Curve host the Erie Seawolves. This event is open to all PPFFA affiliates. See the attachment below for more information.
Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Fund
06/05/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 will like to congratulate the winners of this year's scholarship. First we would like to congratulate all the High School class of 2019 on their graduation and wish them the best on their upcoming journey. The selection of essays gets more difficult every year and this year it was no exception.
Emergency Elevator Training - August 27, 28 & 29, 2019
06/05/19 - Suncoast Firefighters
EMERGENCY ELEVATOR TRAINING by Mike Posner August 27, 28 & 29, 2019 Track 1 (4 hrs) Lecture Only - $25 Track 2 (8 hrs) Lecture & Hands On - $85 NOTE: Track 2 has ONLY 30 seats each day REGISTER at EVENTBRITE https://elevatoremergencytraining.eventbrite.com Registration is first come first served with approved payment.
2018 Fire Department Annual Report
06/05/19 - Belmont Fire Fighters
June 4, 2019: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
06/04/19 - UPFFA
VP Election
06/04/19 - IAFF Local 4413
The elections results are in I sent the information out threw text message, however some cell phones will only show part of the message.  The text stated: The VP voting for the local 4413 is complete. 62 members have voted with only 2 that abstained.  The votes are 36 for Dan Hoyt and 26 for Dominick Maestre.  We want to congratulate Dan for his win in the VP election.
2019 UPFFA Scholarship Recipients
06/04/19 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut 2019 Scholarship Recipients    2019 Michael C.
TFD 4th of July shirt
06/04/19 - Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
If anyone is interested in purchasing a TFD Patriotic shirt, they are available to purchase online through the charity site. These will only be available for purchase until 6/11 and will be ready by 6/25. There will no orders past 6/11, so place your orders while you can. There are t-shirts, child sizes and hoodies, all available in navy or gray.
Insurance Woes Follow Wildfires
06/04/19 - IAFF Local 3556
It’s not news that homeowners are having trouble finding fire insurance, especially those living in the foothills, and when they do find it, it’s far more expensive than in the past. The result of the devastating fires the state has suffered over the last few years, damage from the Camp Fire in Paradise as well as big fires elsewhere in the state have pushed claims to over $12 billion. Paying off those claims is apparently making some insurance companies think twice about doing business in the state. As a consequence, more homeowners are receiving notice of non-renewal, are being told to undertake extensive property improvements before their policies are renewed or are having their insurance raised substantially regardless of what they do.
WPFFA Picnic
06/04/19 - Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
The WPFFA Picnic will take place on July 14/2019.
Emerald Society Fund Raiser
06/03/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
The Emerald Society is hosting a fundraiser for their scholarship program and is inviting You to attend. This year it will be held at the Celtic Tavern with a “Day at the Races” Derby Theme. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you’re a member of the Emerald Society or not, come out and have a good time.
Retired Chief John Biller
06/02/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Chief John Biller the father of Lt. Brett Biller on 5/30/19. John was hired in 7/15/57. He retired out of the Airport. He was 84 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Celebration of life will be June 18 from 12-4 pm. Jacaranda Country Club. 9200 West Browsed Blvd.
A New Way to Track Carcinogens
06/01/19 - IAFF Local #1945
A new article has been published discussing the use of an app that may benefit firefighters throughout their careers. The app is called The National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) Exposure Tracker and it allows firefighter to track their exposure to carcinogens in real-time while they are at work. Click here to read the article and learn more about the benefits of the app.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 UPFFA of Ct. EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE 5TH DISTRICT & CT. FIRE PAC
06/01/19 - UPFFA
Thursday, May 30, 2019 UPFFA of Ct. EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE 5TH DISTRICT & CT.
Shelby Nicole Rodriguez
06/01/19 - IAFF Local 51
Local 51 and EP Firefighters made sure Shelby Nicole had her firefighter family present at her recent graduation. Congratulations Shelby Nicole you’ll always be family to us.
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2019 Annual Meeting
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