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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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Lake Firefighters Roll out the 2020 Rescue Me Calendar
12/08/19 - IAFF Local 3990
The Professional Firefighters of Lake County are releasing our all new Rescue Me wall calendar for 2020. The calendar features pictures of our firefighters with animals from the Lake County Animal Shelter and our firetrucks. The calendar is only $10 and all proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Lake County Animal Shelter to help pets find a furever home.
Honor Watch
12/08/19 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Our deepest sympathies go out to our fallen brother Ken Jone's family.  Please use the following link to sign up for the Honor Watch. https://www.signupgenius.
Farewell To A Friend Denise D'Ascenzo
12/08/19 - UPFFA
We are all shocked to hear the news of the passing of Denise D’Ascenzo, a long-time friend of Fire Fighters in CONNECTICUT. The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut offers our sincere condolences to her Family on this tremendous loss.
Toys for Tots
12/06/19 - IAFF Local 739
Toys for Tots Our annual Toys for Tots campaign is underway in conjunction with the USMC.  New, unwrapped gifts are sought and can be dropped off at any firehouse.  Any questions can be directed to Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
Emeritus Status
12/06/19 - IAFF 1826
Congratulations to retiring Field Representive Bill Simpson.  Last night, at the bi-monthly meeting, it was unanimously voted to make him emeritus status.  Thank you for your many years of service to this Local.
Local 1826, 2020 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
12/06/19 - IAFF 1826
2020 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting 1.  February 27th, 2020 2.  April 23rd, 2020 3.  June 25th, 2020 4.  August 27th, 2020 5.  October 22nd, 2020 6.  December 3rd, 2020 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly meetings are held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.  15924 Air Cargo Lane, Fort Myers, Fl.
Joe Huth elected as District 2 VP
12/06/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Congratulations Joe Huth on being elected as the next Local 858 District 2 Vice President. Thank you to Morgan Thomas for his time and willingness to stay involved as a Vice President. Thank you to Rick Dodson, Election Commissioner, and Jocelyn Nauslar for monitoring the polls and making this a successful election. Don't forget Santa Clause is coming to town.
Friday Update 12-6-19
12/06/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Firefighter Health Study
12/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
FIREFIGHTER HEALTH STUDY: The call is officially out for your assistance in volunteering to participate in a research study relating to firefighter health and specifically that of the cardiorespiratory fitness (CFR) in firefighters.
Latinos In Action Visit
12/05/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD would like to thank the Latinos in Action group from Bennie Dover Middle School for stopping by and dropping off some pizza for us during the holidays. It was a great visit.
2020 SFPFF Conference
12/04/19 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
DFD BANQUET
12/04/19 - Denton Fire Fighters Association
SAVE THE DATE:  The Denton Fire Department Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th at the Embassy Suites.
SAVE THE DATE: CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
12/02/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Monday Morning Headlines - December 2nd, 2019
12/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Monday Morning Headlines - December 2nd, 2019  Good Morning,  I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. As we start in on December, we have quite a bit of info.  - The Polls are still open until Wednesday, December, 4th at 7:00 pm.
Membership Meeting
12/01/19 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 22 December 2019 and will commence at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted on the Union website for review/consideration. If you wish to have anything added to the agenda please feel free to contact me.
Garner Memorial Scholarship
12/01/19 - IAFF Local 311
The Richard Garner Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life of City of Madison Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. who died in the line of duty on April 1, 2018.
SPFD FIT TO SERVE
11/29/19 - IAFF Local 21
Welcome to the SPFD Fit to Serve online store. The store will be open for orders from Friday, 11/22/19 through Friday, 12/20/19. Goods will be ready for distribution the week of 01/13/20, coordinated by SPFD Fit to Serve. Please be sure to check the accuracy of your order, as no changes can be made to custom goods once your order is placed.
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/19 - IAFF Local 1014
South Parker Rd. Commercial Structure Fire
11/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just before 3:40am on Wednesday, November 27th, Local members responded to a reported commercial fire in the 10600 block of S. Parker Road.  Parker Police Department got on scene and confirmed a fire on the roof, upgrading the call to a working commercial structure fire. Members arrived to find the fire located on the roof of Denver Auto Company. Tower 45 positioned on Parker Rd.
BFit Challenge
11/26/19 - PFFNH
Join the BFit Challenge on January 26th  https://www.nhl.
Nominations
11/25/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Nominations for our President and for Treasurer positions are open!! Nomination period will close on the 30th of November and Voting to be done in Decemeber!! Please send any nominations to Donnie Lewis via email here or his work email. Thank you.
still need labor manager steering committee spots filled
11/25/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
The following spots still need to be fill on steering committee: 1 spot professional development  1 spot on health and saferty the assignment will be drafted soon.
Station 11-1 Re-build
11/24/19 - South County Professional Fire Fighters Association -IAFF Local 4683
Our current Station 11-1 is getting a much needed "upgrade" below is the drawing of what the new station will look like.
NLFD Hosts Retiree Breakfast
11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD Union was happy to host a breakfast for the Department's retirees this weekend. This is the first annual Retiree Breakfast. It was a great time, thank you to all for attending.
NLFD Hosts History Night
11/23/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD along with Mr. Gary Pinkham hosted a New London Fire Department history night this past weekend. Current and past members were able to learn about various aspects of the department's history along with various items that Mr. Pinkham brought with him. We would like to express our thanks to both Mr. Pinkham and Battalion Chief Jeff Rheaume for putting this together.
2019 Election Results
11/23/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Here are the results for the 2019 Election. There will be a run-off for the 3 principal officers positions as no candidate received a majority. Ballot will be mailed out next week. If you did not receive a ballot for the election please email Election Chair Gabe Nemeth at gabe.nemeth@local 1403.
Interstate 25 MVA/MCI
11/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Just after 17:00 on November 21st, 2019 Local 2086 and 4116 members responded to an MVA with extrication needed on northbound I-25 between Castle Pines Pkwy and Ridgegate Pkwy in Surrey Ridge. First arriving Engine 36 reported multiple vehicles across the highway, assumed command and requested the northbound lanes be closed.
19-2 Academy Hell Night
11/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
https://www.southmetro.
Annual Holiday Food Drive
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 801
The City of Danbury Firefighter's Union Local 801 is again collecting canned and non-perishable foods for the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army's holiday basket program and food pantry.  Donations may be dropped off at the following DFD career stations: Headquarters - 19 New St.  Engine 23 - 208 Osborne St.  Engine 24 - 36 Eagle Rd.
BFD Promotions
11/22/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Bob Petitti along with Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Mayor Walsh attended the promotion ceremony at Florian Hall Thursday November 21, 2019. The following members where promoted, Robert J. Calobrisi to Chief of Operations Field Services-Andre Stallworth Chief of Operations Support Services-James P. Green Deputy Fire Chief-Brian P.
Toys For Tots
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
Toys For Tots containers are in all stations now.  Please ensure they are available for the public to drop off items.  Last day to drop off items is December 13th.
Pigs Eye FD Apparel
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
Monday November 25th is the last day to purchase your one of kind, firefighter designed, SPFD Local 21 Pig's Eye clothing! All orders will be available in time for Christmas - don't forget to get your order in!!   https://stores.inksoft.com/SPFD/shop/home.
Friday Update 11-22-19
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Operation Warm Coat Distribution / Bike Build
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
We are looking for volunteers to help on this year's Operation Warm coat distribution days Thursday Dec. 5th from 0900-1200 (approx end time) in partnership with Mauer Buick GMC and Mauer Chevrolet at Dayton's Bluff Elementary located at: 800 Conway Street, St.
Body found after car fire
11/22/19 - IAFF Local 1264
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Middleham Pl. Car into a House
11/20/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:21 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19th Local members were dispatched to a call for a car crash into a home in the 7200 block of Middleham Pl. in Castle Pines.
Annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala
11/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
Just announced! First Responder Discounted Rate Annual Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala Saturday, December 7, 2019 The Depot in Minneapolis General Admission Ticket is $200 | First Responder Price is $150 1000 guests expected. 80% Sold Out. Get your tickets TODAY! BUY tickets at firefightersforhealing.
SPPD & SPFD Basketball
11/19/19 - IAFF Local 21
The police play basketball from 12-2PM at Battle Creek Rec Center on Tuesdays and are open to having anyone from the Fire Department that wants to play to join in.  It is pick-up basketball so no need to have a team, just show up and play.
Santa Claus is coming to Town!
11/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Santa Claus is coming to the Denver Firefighters Muesum on December 6th and 7th before the Parade of Lights. Visit Santa, have a snack and head to the Parade of Lights. Don't waste your time standing in line at the mall, come to see the man himself, up close and personal where you can squeeze, hug, dance, and take pictures with Santa.
Denver Nuggets Union Night
11/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
UNION NIGHT AT THE Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets November 24th, 2019 • 6:00pm • Pepsi Center ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT: Click this Link: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/Union_Night * Disclaimer: Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early.
E-Board and Trustee Nominations
11/19/19 - Amarillo Professional Firefighters
The nominations for Executive Board positions and Trustees is once again open. This is due to a member who questioned the methods of the previous nomination method.  In the spirit of fairness, and to ensure that all members have an opportunity to nominate a member for a position, nominations will again be open until December 2, 2019.
Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Driver pulled over before car went up in flames in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 16, 2019 / 12:03 PM EST / Updated: Nov 16, 2019 / 06:54 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department put out a car fire on 975 Page Boulevard in Springfield Saturday afternoon.
Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Two drivers taken to hospital following car crash on Cooley Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 16, 2019 / 12:21 PM EST / Updated: Nov 16, 2019 / 06:55 PM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St. in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Crews battle two-alarm fire on Dickinson St.
Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Springfield crash leaves 2 injured, traps woman in car Updated Nov 10, 2019;Posted Nov 10, 2019 By Jeanette DeForge | jdeforge@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – Two people were injured in a two-car crash, which trapped a woman inside a vehicle. The two victims were brought to a local hospital by ambulance.
Bomb scare prompts lockdown at Mercy Medical Center
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Bomb scare prompts lockdown at Mercy Medical Center Andrew Masse Posted Nov 7, 2019    0 spaceplay / pause   qunload | stop   ffullscreen shift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume   mmute ←→seek    .
Fire destroys top floor of house on Crystal Avenue in Springfield
11/18/19 - IAFF Local 648
Fire destroys top floor of house on Crystal Avenue in Springfield NEWS by: Alysha Boynton, Jada Furlow Posted: Nov 5, 2019 / 03:54 AM EST / Updated: Nov 5, 2019 / 07:15 AM EST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An overnight fire scorched the second story of a house on Crystal Avenue in Springfield.
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Honor Watch
Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Farewell To A Friend Denise D'Ascenzo
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