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  • 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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Livonia Fire & Rescue Fire OPS 101
05/24/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Run time 13 min. Livonia Firefighter/Paramedics had the pleasure of showing our Local Elected Officials Kathleen McIntyre, Scott Bahr, Laura Toy, Brandon Kritzman,Brian Meakin, Lynda Scheel, State Senator Dayna Polehanki, State Rep Laurie Pohutsky and Livonia School Board Daniel Centers what it is like to walk a few steps in our fire boots.
Local 1826 Endorses Wayne "Bernie" Bernoska for FPF President
05/24/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Local 1826 conducted an Executive Board meeting yesterday, both candidates for the position of FPF President came and talked withh our Board, current FPF President Jim Tolley and challenger Wayne Bernoska.
Friday Update 5-24-19
05/24/19 - IAFF Local 1014
DONATE TODAY!
05/24/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
Dear Friends,   Two things will change the face of "CANCER" as we know it - Prayer and Cancer Research. Prayer is between you and the one you pray to. Cancer Research has and will continue to discover earlier diagnoses, better treatments and an eventual cure.
Website under construction
05/23/19 - Charlotte Firefighters Association
Please be patient with us as we make adjustments to our website. The swtich to the new server did not go as well as planned, so we are coming back to the old site. We are remaking this for more content and easier to use.
Annual Firefighter's Memorial Sunday
05/23/19 - IAFF Local 739
Annual Firefighter's Memorial Sunday Sunday June 9, 2019 members will assemble at Broadway Firehouse and step off at 9:45 AM and march to the Firefighter's Lot in Pine Grove Cemetary for a 10 AM ceremony. Uniform of the day is Class A uniform with Bell Cap, no white gloves or badge covers.
2019 Election Results
05/22/19 - IAFF Local 4381
We would like to welcome our new officers and station reps.
SAVE THE DATE: MDA GOLF OUTING
05/22/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Taxpayers Unlimited: June 18th Ballot
05/22/19 - IAFF Local 42
Duckling Rescue
05/21/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 2:45 p.m. on Sunday May 19, 2019, 2 very attentive and kind people stopped to check on a distressed duck in the street at South Park Lane and Canal Court in Littleton. They discovered her ducklings trapped in a storm drain and called South Metro Fire Rescue for help. Local members assigned to Tower 18 used a fire helmet to gather all 10 ducklings and reunite them with their mother.
FF-P John Martinez Shift Coverage
05/21/19 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters, it is with great sadness that we let you know that brother John Martinez’s son went into cardiac arrest yesterday. Responding EMS resuscitated him and transported. Unfortunately, he is currently on life support. They are waiting for family to arrive to say their goodbyes.
Hampton Chowdah Challenge
05/21/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Hampton Fire Fighters Charitable Organization is hosting their 13th Annual Chowdah Challenge at McGuirk's Ocean View Restaurant & LoungeJoin on June 6! A $5 donation at the door will get you all you can eat chowder. There will also be a cash bar and raffle prizes.
FPF Legislative Session-Wrap Up
05/20/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
Capitol Report 5/20/19
05/20/19 - UPFFA
With 2 1/2 weeks remaining in the session, activity is heating up. The House and Senate are in session every day now to move bills.
Albany Legislative Conference
05/19/19 - IAFF Local 274
On May 14th and 15th,Brothers Carrier,Heffernan and Barbella attended the Albany Legislative Conference.
Shad Derby June 11th and There is Still Room
05/19/19 - IAFF 7th District
The 2019 Shad Derby is right around the corner and there is still room for you!  This event is a decade and some years old and promises a great time of frateranlism and benevolence.  All of the proceeds go to the 7th District Benevolent Fund assisting our members in the 7th and beyond.
APFF Convention
05/18/19 - IAFF Local 2866
During the week of May 14th through the 17th the Fayetteville Firefighters had 11 members attend the annual Arkansas Professional Firefighters Association convention. The convention was hosted by Jonesboro Local 3718. Our members attend several lectures and classes to help improve their knowledge of what’s going on around the state and nation with firefighters issues.
KC Metro First Responders Welleness Day
05/18/19 - IAFF Local 42
Bid Cycle 343 Revised
05/18/19 - IAFF Local 21
Bid Cycle #343 has been revised and it's closing date extended to 2359 Hours on May 28th.  The cycle was extended as part of a settlement with L-21 and HQ regarding Squad postions.  Those bidding Squad openings ensure you have a current resume on file with HQ.
Friday Update 5-17-19
05/17/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Chief David Reardon Retiring
05/17/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Dave Hafner Retirement Event
05/16/19 - IAFF Local 21
Lagae Road Rollover MVA
05/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On the evening of Tuesday May 14th, Local responded to a rollover at the intersection of Happy Canyon Rd & Lagae Rd. Members arrived on scene to find a concrete truck had rolled onto its side and had begun spilling concrete mixture and fuel onto the roadway.
2019 FPF Convention Delegates & Alternates
05/15/19 - IAFF Local 1403
In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, Article 8; Section 1 – “Delegates and Alternates shall be elected by secret ballot of the members in good standing in attendance at a regular scheduled meeting” DATE:  TUESDAY MAY 28th, 2019 (B-SHIFT) TIME:  12:00 PM PLACE:  UNION HALL Nominations for Delegates and Alternates for the 75th Annual Florida Professional Firefighters (FPF) Convention will be accepted from the floor at the May 28th, 2019 Union Meeting from 12:00 PM to 12:20 PM. Nominations may also be made in writing and must be received by Elections Committee chairperson, 8000 NW 21 street #222, Miami, Florida 33122 or emailed to electioncommittee@local1403.org before May 28th, 2019 at 12:20 PM. All candidates nominated must be a member in good standing as specified in the Metro-Dade Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1403 Constitution and By-Laws. Election will be conducted shortly after the close of nominations. The FPF Convention will be held in Daytona, Florida, June 10-14, 2019.
MDA - MPFF Fire Fighter Summer Day Camp
05/15/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
You are invited to MDA - MPFF Fire Fighter Summer Day Camp Tuesdays June 11 & June 18, 2019 Come out and cook for the kids at the 2019 MPFF Fire Fighter Day at Camp. Set up will begin between 10:00-10:30 each day. Come out and show off your grilling skills. We will need 3-4 grill masters to start cooking around 10:45-11:00 am. Lunch will be served at 11:45- 1:00 pm.
PTSD IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!!!!
05/15/19 - UPFFA
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!!!! It has just come to our attention last night there is an effort by a special interest group trying to kill our PTSD bill. We need to flood the legislature with members Thursday, Friday and in the upcoming days to show our support for the bill.
ANNUAL MID - WAY GOLF TOURNAMENT
05/15/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
Each year Fire Fighters (active & retired) from across the Northeast & Canada get together in Binghamton, N.Y to play in the Mid - Way Golf Tournament. The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund participates in the social event held the evening prior to the tournament. A HUGE "THANK YOU" to all for your generosity in supporting CANCER RESEARCH.
Updated with service information-Retired FF Michael Goad
05/14/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF Michael Goad on 5/10/19. Mike was hired in 8/3/1970. Most of you know him from Station 12 where he served proudly. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Monday, May 13, 2019: PTSD Press Conference
05/14/19 - UPFFA
Monday, May 13, 2019: Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, IAFF, press conference on Senate Bill 164 PTSD, a bill protecting first responders diagnosed with PTSD by Workers’ Compensation.
MapleWood Firefighter/Paramedic
05/13/19 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
SALARY: $62,633.00 - $78,699.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 05/10/19 CLOSING DATE: 05/24/19 04:30 PM DESCRIPTION: Be on the cutting edge of emergency medicine, fire prevention and response, and public safety education. Join the Maplewood Department Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. M aplewood is constantly innovating to meet new challenges in emergency prevention and response.
Presentation
05/13/19 - IAFF Local 2866
On May 9th 2019 President Jimmy Vinyard presented Nicole Clowney with a desk plaque and an offical Fayetteville Firefighters Members Shirt to thank her for all the work she has done to pass laws to protect firefighters who are fighting cancer. She has stepped up and proved she is a friend to all Firefighters.
Membership Meeting
05/10/19 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership Meeting is being scheduled for 24 May 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.
May 10, 2019: Legislative Update
05/10/19 - UPFFA
UNIFORMED PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE HB 6384 An Act concerning insurance deductibles and medical test fees and the cancer relief fund passed out of the House of Representatives unanimously 144-0. This bill would pay any out of pocket medical expenses from the Firefighter Cancer Relief fund.
Friday Update 5-10-19
05/10/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Meet and Confer Article in Fire Engineering
05/10/19 - New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association
Vice President Appleby found this article which may be helpful in further educating members about assessment centers in the meet and confer process.
Livonia's elected officials donned firefighting gear to learn more about saving lives
05/10/19 - IAFF Local 1164
https://www.hometownlife.
MDA Summer Camp
05/09/19 - IAFF Local 21
June 11th and 18th is the MDA Summer Camp.  Those who have been to the MDA's summer camp in the past have seen how much it means to the campers that we come out and help make it a one-of-a-kind experience.  It doesn't matter if you can come out for a whole day or just a few hours, your participation will make someone's day more memorable.
Golf Tournament
05/08/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Every September, professional firefighters/golfers, (including retirees) from all around the country and Canada get together in a different city to trade hats, shirts, and war stories and play some golf! It is a 3-day tournament for golfers of all abilities. You can enter as a four-man team, two-man team, or individuals. (Individuals will be flighted).
2019 Saint Paul Firefighters MDA Golf Classic
05/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
  Brothers and Sisters, We have two upcoming events to support the MDA.  June 11th and 18th is the MDA Summer Camp.  Those who have been to the MDA's summer camp in the past have seen how much it means to the campers that we come out and help make it a one-of-a-kind experience.
MIKE IS IN THE RUNOFF!!!
05/08/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Sisters and Brothers of Local 858: We are one step closer to having a fire fighter on Denver's City Council!! This is where we really need your help so stay tuned for further notification on upcoming events. What can you do now?? Please donate here to support Mike's campaign. This is the final 4 weeks and we need all the help we can get.
2019 Camaro Raffle winners
05/08/19 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
1. Car- #1272 Ron Puczkowski 2. Vegas- #762 Chris Kosnik 3. $750- #1145 Marilyn Allevato 4. Kayak- #1433 K. Shooshanian 5. Fire pit- #862 Al Dragone 6. 32”TV- #198 Jeff Slick 7. Bag toss- #757 O. Richardson 8. Tent/fire pit- #215 Kruse 9. Golf outing- #598 K. Fava 10. Grill- #851 Bob Andrew 11. Cooler- #710 Greg Sikora 12. UM tix- #480 Tom Burdette 13. Downey Brew- #90 K.
Letter Regarding Paramedic/EMT OT
05/07/19 - IAFF Local 21
Fire Chief Inks, I'm submitting this letter to you today on behalf of all the dedicated men and women of the Saint Paul Fire Department. This appeal is a request for your Administration to reverse the policy of hiring overtime and how it is negatively impacting the Paramedic workforce.
Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial - Aaron Lybarger
05/07/19 - West Metro Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
To: Active Members of the West Metro Professional Firefighter IAFF Local 1309 This Saturday, the Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial will add the name of our own Aaron Lybarger to it's wall.  We lost Aaron last June after his courageous battle with work-related cancer.   And his absence from our West Metro family is still felt by so many of us each and every day.
May 6, IAFF-MDA Boot Camp: Fire Fighter Joseph Ciscone: Recipient of the prestigious A. Michael “Mickey” Mullane Award
05/07/19 - UPFFA
Congratulations to Fire Fightrer Joseph Ciscone on being the recipient of the prestigious A. Michael “Mickey” Mullane award at the annual MDA Boot Camp at Mohegan Sun yesterday.
Vivie’s Fun Run
05/07/19 - IAFF Local 21
Vivie’s Fun Run around Lake Como on May 19! For more information and for registration, please go to: https://www.viviennesjoy.org/vivies-run.html and click on the “Register Here” link Please contact Steve Sampson with any questions.
Lt Roger Korte
05/06/19 - IAFF Local 51
Roger Korte, devoted husband, and father passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the age of 50. Born September 4, 1968, in El Paso, Texas, Roger was a Coronado High School graduate and Marine Corps veteran. He followed his military service with a 25-year career as a firefighter with the El Paso Fire Department.
Documents added to the Convention Information page
05/06/19 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Committee assignments, President's report, Delegates and Alternates and a draft of the Rules of Order have been added to the Convention Information page.
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