March 17, 2018
Current Campaigns
  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!


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Local 3169 Hosts CPR & Stop the Bleed Programs
03/31/18 - IAFF Local 3169
Professional Firefighters of Marion County will be hosting a FREE CPR and Stop the Bleed programs for the community.  Since the most recent tragedies in Las Vegas your Local 3169 felt it was important to host a free CPR and Stop the Bleed program for our community. Saturday, March 31st from 0800-1600 at the MCSO Multi Purpose Building.
Campden Place Fire
03/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon Local 2164 and 2086 members responded to a residential structure fire on Campden Place in Castle Pines. Initially there was no smoke visible on arrival, and then a working fire was discovered on the first floor burning through the exterior wall. Firefighters advanced attack lines inside and quickly controlled the fire.
Mountain Democrat
03/16/18 - IAFF Local 3556
Firefighters host life-saving course. Click to see the whole article.
IAFF 7th District New Fire Fighter Conference
03/16/18 - IAFF 7th District
The office of the 7th District VP is happy to announce the IAFF 7th District New Member Conference is scheduled.  It will be held on May 16-18, 2018 (reception on the evening of the 15th) at the Kennewick, Washington Red Lion.
St Paddy's Day Parade
03/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Tomorrow is the big day, like Christmas for the Irish and wanna be Irish.  If you would like to meet and march in the parade, meet us in Coors Field Lot A between 8:30-9am and look for the 858 Anitque rig and DFD Rigs.  If you are a PROBY come on out, show in force, let's make the DFD look good, remeber to wear your Class A with hat.
L4890 Montgomery Twp. Fundraiser
03/16/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters:   L4890 Montgomery Twp. Will be hosting their 3rd Annual Bocce Tournament Fundraiser. Sponsorship and team openings are still available for this June 9, 2018 event.   Please see the attached documents or follow the link below for more information. https://www.facebook.
Reynolds Drive Brush Fire
03/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, South Metro Dispatchers received several 911 reports of a large brush fire along the railroad tracks near Highway 85 and Airport Road in Douglas County. First arriving Engine and Brush 40 found a slow moving brush fire threatening trailers behind 7374 Reynolds Drive.
Raise a glass
03/15/18 - Longmont Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1806
Raise a glass in memory of Shane Deines @ Berthoud Brewing Company.  March 25th 1200-1700.
Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42, St. Patrick’s Day Parade
03/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
Join us with your family and walk in the parade. Line up at 10.a.m at Linwood and Broadway with the Fire Trucks. Get there early, parking is always an issue.
Stop the Bleed Campaign Classes
03/15/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Please check back periodically as new classes will be added when they become available.  Search for a class: Instructor Portal: https://cms.bleedingcontrol.
FF Kevin Walsh Retires
03/14/18 - IAFF Local 739
Firefighter Kevin Walsh Retires The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 wish to congratulate Firefighter Kevin Walsh of C-4 Aide on his retirement.  Walshy, may you enjoy a long and healthy retirement.
Cancer and why we fight
03/14/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
please watch http://www.fox25boston.
City and County Chapter Informational Meetings Scheduled for March 22, 2018
03/14/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
City and County Chapter Informational Meetings Scheduled for March 22, 2018 City and County Chapter Informational Meetings are scheduled for March 22, 2018 at the Union Hall. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss concerns, answer questions and accept recommendations for upcoming Collective Bargaining negotiations.
2018 Elk's Firefighter of the Year
03/14/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Local 2687 would like to congratulate Captain Hugh O'Callaghan on receiving the Hamden Elk's Firefighter of the Year Award! Hugh was honored during a ceremony on Saturday, March 10th. Congratulations on this well deserved honor.
42nd Biennial AFFI Convention
03/13/18 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
AFFI Members The St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322 has been working diligently to organize a great convention for members throughout the state.  We are excited to announce that details are available to book your stay at the resport, register for the golf outing, purchase apparel and support the convention through various sponsorship packages.
Memphis Street Fire
03/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 12:55 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, 2164 members responded to a reported house fire at 7442 South Memphis Street in Arapahoe County. A neighbor noticed a fire near the back porch, called 911 and didn’t get an answer at the front door. First arriving Engine 42 observed light smoke from the rear of the home and advanced an attack line.
MVA with Extrication
03/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Local members responded to a MVA with extrication needed.  http://www.southmetro.
FF Joseph Toscano Memorial Dedication
03/12/18 - Local 1347
Firefighter Joseph Toscano Memorial Dedication is on  March 17th 2018 at 1000hrs.
March is Tornado Preparedness Month!
03/12/18 - IAFF Local 2760
Get ready for a tornado with these easy to remember tips.
Charter Locals Represent Arkansas in Washington D.C.
03/11/18 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
Recently, Arkansas Professional Firefighters traveled to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Mick Morgan's 5k
03/10/18 - IAFF local 2464
Lt. Brian Cherella, FF Ben Foley, FF Colin Ryle, & FF Donovan Minutolo ran in the 7th Annual Mick Morgan's St. Patrick's 5k Race on March 10, 2018. All proceeds from this race go directly to supporting HESSCO programs & services that care for the elderly or disabled living independently at home.
Chris King appointed Norwalk’s new assistant fire chief
03/10/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
NORWALK — Veteran firefighter Chris King has taken over as second of command of the city’s nearly 150-member fire department. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Harry Rilling and fellow fire commissioner Oscar Destruge offered King the position of assistant fire chief and King accepted.
Saint Paul Fire Foundation - MN Wild
03/10/18 - IAFF Local 21
Members recognized as Angel Medics
03/10/18 - IAFF Local 4416
Congratulations to our Local 4416 members and all the recipients of the St. Vincent Angel Medic Award. This recognition is awarded each year to an EMT or paramedic in each of the fire departments in Central Indiana. The recipients represent the best the industry has to offer.
KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
03/09/18 - IAFF Local 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
“Boston’s Bravest: Facing A Hidden Killer”
03/09/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
2018 IAFF Convention Delegates
03/09/18 - IAFF Local 42
Sisters and Brothers: Pursuant to the provisions of the IAFF Constitution and By-laws and the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 42 Constitution By-laws, the 54th Convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters will be held at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington, beginning Monday, August 6, 2018.
2018 Spring Fling Event
03/09/18 - IAFF Local 42
Local Member Assists DFD
03/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Local 2164 member A. Cooper and his specially trained search dog Prism assisted Denver Fire personnel in their search for two missing workers after a intense fire at a apartment building under construction.
MDA 1st Annual TOPGOLF Golf Tournament
03/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Ready to play some golf?  Get your team together for a fun competition that supports a great cause.  MDA's 1st annual golf tournament at TOPGOLF.  Monday May 21, 2018 from 10am-2pm.  See the attachment for more info! Click below to Register: http://www2.mda.
Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries
03/08/18 - IAFF Local 902
This weekend as you change your clocks, check your alarms. Prevent that annoying chirp of a dying smoke alarm battery by replacing the alkaline batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms now, unless you have newer alarms with 10-year sealed batteries. Check the age of your alarms.
2018 Jennings Scholarship
03/08/18 - Everett Firefighters Local 143
Dear Applicant: It is that time of year again when the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship is opened and is now accepting applications for 2018.  We encourage you to apply and we look forward to reading all applications and 2018 essays.  This information has been posted to PFFM.
St Practice Day!!
03/08/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
CPFF Foundation St. Practice Day Beer
Help for Conor Lamb Dem running for Congress
03/08/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
Hi!, I, Rosann Barker of the NWPA ALF am currently working in the Washington Greene CLC Office Located at 1 S. College St. Washington, PA 15301. We really need help. Congressional District -18 has an 11 Pt Republican advantage.
Brother Delanoy Honored
03/08/18 - IAFF Local 274
Congratulations to Br. Chris Delanoy for being chosen as the Aide to the Grand Marshall for this years City of White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade. Brother Delanoy has been an active Union member since 2003 serving on the Executive Board for 10 years first as a trustee and then as Welfare Chairman. Local 274 would like to wish Br.
100 Anniversary
03/07/18 - IAFF Local 51
Local 51 Participates in IAFF 100 Year Anniversary! Professional fire fighters first started uniting in the mid-19th century as organizations designed to assist fire fighters injured on the job or for the families of fire fighters killed in the line of duty. Many individual fire unions independently affiliated through the American Federation of Labor (AFL) – established in 1886.
100 Anniversary
03/07/18 - IAFF Local 51
Local 51 participates in IAFF 100 Year Anniversary! http://100years.iaff.
March 7, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Legislative Breakfast, Washington, D. C
03/07/18 - UPFFA
March 7, 2018: IAFF Legislative Conference, Washington, D. C.: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Legislative Breakfast – Peter S. Carozza, Pres., UPFFA of Ct.
Lisbon Way Fire
03/06/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
March 5 2018 ~ At 12:58 Local 2164 members were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 5828 S. Lisbon Way in Centennial. Initial radio reports indicate a small fire on the deck in the rear of the residence. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes of the call and made quick work of the blaze before it could spread to the residence.
March 4-7, 2018 IAFF Legislative Conference, Washington D. C.
03/06/18 - UPFFA
Connecticut Fire Fighters members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association  of Connecticut meeting with our Connecticut Delegation Staff in Washington, DC on Fire Fighters Issues.
March 6, 2018 - This local group celebrated its 100th birthday as one of the nation’s first of its kind
03/06/18 - IAFF Local 20
Cheers for Charity Event!
03/06/18 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Please join us in conjunction with the Fire Ground Commander Conference on March 19th from 5-9pm at Strangeways Brewing for Cheers for Charity, benefiting Central Virginia Burn Camp.
2018 St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts
03/06/18 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, The Local 1826 office has a limited supply of the 2018 St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts. All shirts at office are short sleeve and in varying sizes: S, M. L, XL, and XXL. Shirts are $20. Call in advance to ensure there is someone in the office, 239-334-8222.
Structure fire on Canal Road
03/06/18 - IAFF Local 1081
Shortly after noon on March 2, 2018 the Westport Fire Department received multiple calls reporting a structure fire on Canal Road. The Westport Fire Department responded with 5 engine companies, 1 ladder truck, 1 Rescue, 1 High Water Rescue Truck and the Shift Commander. Engine 4 arrived and found Canal Road covered with over one foot of water.
E470 Brush Fire
03/05/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
March 5 2018~SMFR dispatched Local 2164 members to the area of Quincy Avenue and E-470 for reports of a large vegetation fire. A plume of smoke and dust was visible from several miles away. As units approached the scene, the fire was determined to be in the City of Aurora with Aurora Fire Rescue already battling the flames. SMFR provided mutual aid assistance along with Sable Altura Fire Rescue.
FPF Legislative Report, Week 7
03/05/18 - IAFF 1826
2018 Saint Patrick's Day Parade
03/05/18 - IAFF Local 21
2018 Saint Patricks Day Parade is Saturday March 17.  Line Up at 11:30 and parade starts at Noon.  Local 21 will be staging on the North side of 5th between Wall and Wacouta we are #76 in the lineup.


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