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Current Campaigns
  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

 
     
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Passing of Captain Richard Truax - Ladder Company 1, Retired
02/15/19 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Captain Richard Truax, Ladder Company 1 - Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Captain Richard Truax of Ladder 1; Retired. Services are being held out of state.  Please keep the Truax family in your prayers.
4F Gaming Fundraiser
02/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Have fun and raise money for the PFFNH Fallen Firefighters Family Fund. This fund helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the Line Of Duty. March 17 & 18 May 12, 13 & 14 July 8, 9 & 10 This is a public event and 35% of winnings go to the 4F Fund. Doors open at 11 a.m.
TNPFF Seminar
02/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
March 12 at the Tilton School Lt. Pennington discusses responding to Heavy Content Fires (Hoarder Homes).
Nashua's Family by Fire Training Conference
02/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
May 9-11 Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church Grassroots conference for firefighters by firefighters
Friday Update 2-15-19
02/15/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Lake Ozark Hiring FF/Paramedics
02/14/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District is seeking Firefighter/Paramedic candidates to take part in our employment testing process on 03/23/19 in Camdenton, Missouri.  This process will create an eligibility list for 1 year.  We currently have 3- Firefighter/Paramedic openings initially to be filled from this process.
Public Retirement video
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The following link is a video of the Joint Public Retirement and Social Security committee meeting. It discusses a bill that will change our retirement. http://bit.
2019 Scholarship Fund Applications
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 42
The St. Florian Scholarship Fund is accepting applications NOW thru March 25, 2019.  All applications must be completed and returned to Greater Kansas City Firefighters, IAFF Local 42 at 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 or via E-mail to psolomon@iaff42.org no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019.  Download 2019 St.
March Meeting Notice
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 42
Celebrate Capt Hugh Saenz Retirement
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Retired Capt. Hugh Saenz and his family will like to invite you to come join them in celebrating 30 years of service with MDFR.
Secretary DeMici Inducted into the CT Firefighters Hall of Fame
02/14/19 - UPFFA
Congratulations to a true "Lion of Labor" Our very own Lou Demici, Secretary - Uniformed Professional Firefighters of Connecticut for his induction into the Connecticut Firefighters Hall of Fame!          Lou will be honored at a dinner on Thursday April 4th, 6 PM at the Aqua Turf in     Southington CT.
WTC Secondary Exposure
02/13/19 - IAFF Local 274
Brothers, I have been in contact with Anthony Flamia/retired NYPD.Anthony is on the STAC Committee (Scientific Technical Advisory Committee) NIOSH/WTC Health Program. He is collecting data related to secondary/cross-contamination from not being deconned before walking back into our houses, the toxic dust on our skin, hair, boots, ect.
Lynn Firefighters Day
02/13/19 - IAFF Local 739
Lynn Firefighters Day To all Lynn Firefighters past and present, Happy Lynn Firefighters Day. Lynn Firefighters Day was established by the Lynn City Council following a fire at City Box 41 on February 13, 1895 at Hutchinson Block Hardware on Munroe Street where four Lynn Firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
Newest Local 2086 Members
02/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Academy class 18-1 who were sworn in tonight to Local 2086.
2nd Alarm Fire: 70 Farmington Ave
02/12/19 - New London Fire Fighters
On Monday morning 02/11/2019 the NLFD responded to a report of smoke in the building in 70 Farmington Ave Apartments. On arrival, crews found flames coming from two windows on the 4th floor. A second alarm was called due to the large number of occupancies in the apartments that needed help exiting the building. The NLFD had the fire knocked down under 15 minutes from arrival.
Ct. AFL-CIO - Essay Contest
02/12/19 - UPFFA
This year the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health and Safety Committee is offering a scholarship essay contest to inspire Connecticut high school seniors to think about the importance of workplace health and safety, of the consequences that arise when workers are forced to toil in unsafe working conditions and of the role that organized labor has played in protecting workers both in the past and present.
Ct. AFL-CIO - Essay Contest
02/12/19 - UPFFA
This year the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health and Safety Committee is offering a scholarship essay contest to inspire Connecticut high school seniors to think about the importance of workplace health and safety, of the consequences that arise when workers are forced to toil in unsafe working conditions and of the role that organized labor has played in protecting workers both in the past and present.
CHaD Baseball Tryouts
02/12/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
2019 CHaD Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic Fire Tryouts 2/19 and 3/5 Register by 2/15 http://dhmc.convio.net/site/TR.
County Chapter Committee appintments
02/11/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Please see attached letter for the recent appointments to this Year's County Chapter Committees.
Union Meeting
02/10/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
Union Meeting scheduled for February 28th.
Annual Budget Foreacast for 2019 - 2020
02/10/19 - IAFF Local 1805
Posted: 2/10/19 Annual Budget Forecast for 2019 - 2020
Special Olympics
02/09/19 - IAFF Local 2866
Some of Local 2866 members helping out with the Special Olympics in Field Hockey.
Special Olympics
02/09/19 - IAFF Local 2866
Some of our members helping out the Special Olympics by participating in Floor Hockey.
February 4, 2019: UPFFA of Ct. Hosted New Legislators Breakfast
02/09/19 - UPFFA
Friday Update 2-8-19
02/08/19 - IAFF Local 1014
FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING at the UNION OFFICE, Feb. 25, 2019
02/08/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this "FREE" Skin Cancer Screening.
South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation
02/07/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Check out the new name and website for the South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation (Formerly the Local 2164 Foundation).  Tickets are on sale now for the annual SMPFF Gala event.  Get yours today for a great evening and help support a great cause. https://smpff.
February 28, 2019: Ct. Firefighters PAC Fundraiser
02/07/19 - UPFFA
Connecticut Firefighters PAC Fundraiser Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub 1494 Post Road Fairfield Ct February 28th 7-11 PM Please consider coming out to support and make a contribution to our 2019 fundraising efforts.
Shirts
02/07/19 - Taylor Professional Fire Fighters
The 2019 St.Pattys shirts will be available for purchase starting tomorrow. All orders must be placed online through LetLoveRule. Shirts will be navy blue so they can be worn on duty and all sizes including kids and hoodies will be available for purchase. Items will up for purchase for 1 week only. Any questions, contact Nelson. Design credit- Nelson. https://letloverule.
LOCAL 30 ELECTION VOTING NOTICE
02/06/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
LOCAL 30 BYLAW VOTING NOTICE
02/06/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Local 1826, 2019 St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts
02/06/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this year's St.
Captain Conner's Memorial Service
02/06/19 - IAFF Local 51
To all concern, Captain Joseph Lynn Conner's family will be having a memorial event on February 09, 2019 starting at 10:00 am located at the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church 10500 Kenworthy St. El Paso, TX 79924.  There will not be any burial services after.
Feb. Union Meeting Reminder
02/05/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the February Union meeting will take place at The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, February 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:  Please donate to Mike Somma’s Campaign! Mike is running for City Council District 1.
North County EMS Camera MOA
02/04/19 - IAFF Local 1805
Feb 04, 2019 North County EMS Camera MOA Click HERE to view the Memorandum of Agreement
February 3-9, 2019 is Burn Awareness Week
02/03/19 - IAFF Local 902
February 3-9, 2019 is Burn Awareness Week. Children under 5 are more likely to suffer burn injuries than any other age group. Hot liquid burns, or scalds, are the leading cause of burns to children under five and to seniors over 65. This year’s theme from the American Burn Association is “It Can Happen in a Flash with a Splash”.
Save the Date
02/03/19 - Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association
10th annual Sarah's Ride Save Sunday September 8, 2019 for the final chapter in Sarah's Ride. We are planning a fun end to this wonderful journey we have shared. Please plan to join us for the ride or the Salute to Sara following the ride. Stay tuned here for more information on the ride.  Want to Sponsor the ride.
2019 Scholarship Period Opens Feb 3 and Closes March 5
02/02/19 - IAFF 7th District
The annual 7th District Benevolent Fund Scholarships are poised for disbursement.  We just need applicants!  If you are between the ages of 16 and 23 and are entering your FIRST post-high school educational opportunity, are a dependent of an IAFF 7th District member and can write an essay, you are eligible to apply for a 7th District Benevolent Fund scholarship.
DMV Rollover With Extrication - 1/30/2019
02/01/19 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
On January, 30th 2019, members of Local 830 responded to reports of a rollover in the Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot.  Upon arrival, Engine 1 found a pickup truck on it's side in the parking lot with a patient trapped inside, needing extrication.  After Rescue Co.
January 31, 2019: UPFFA Seminar - Huge Success
02/01/19 - UPFFA
Friday Update 2-1-19
02/01/19 - IAFF Local 1014
2019 4F Charitable Gaming Dates
02/01/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Oceanside Gaming in Hampton, NH & 33% of winnings go to the Fallen Fire Fighters Family Fund February - 02/06, 02/07 March - 3/17, 3/18 May - 5/12, 5/13, 5/14 July - 7/08, 7/09, 7/10
IAFF Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Timothy Donatell
01/31/19 - IAFF Local 21
   IAFF Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Timothy Donatell.  Firefighter Donatell started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on October 14, 1975 and retired on May 27, 1997.
Lame Duck 2018
01/31/19 - MPFFU
A Message from MPFFU President Mark Docherty After 8 years of Republican reign, Friday morning it came to an end! The Michigan Legislature closed out its Lame Duck session after a grueling 22-hour session that ended on Friday morning. Once again, the MPFFU stopped the lame duck attack on our pensions and retire health care.
92nd General Assembly
01/31/19 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters,  So far the 92nd General Assembly is off to a bang. There is comprehensive restructuring of the state offices in the works, with over 1400+ pages being drafted. There are structured attacks on working men and women of the states’ retirement plans in the works.
Union Banquet
01/31/19 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
2019 Union Officers Installation Banquet Saturday February 16th 2019 6:00-11:00pm Richmond Marriott 500 E. Main St. Richmond, VA 23219 Hotel Reservation Link  https://book.passkey.com/e/49864222 Tickets ($50 per person)are avaialble for members in good standing, active retired, and retired Local 1568 members.
City Chapter Chief Steward Vacancy
01/31/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Chapter Chief Steward for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint the City Chapter Chief Steward to serve until the next General Election in accordance with the Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5.
     
 
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