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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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Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes - December 11, 2017
12/18/17 - MPFFU
Public Safety Staffing Report
12/18/17 - IAFF Local 2180
2017 Christmas Party
12/17/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The 2017 IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party was a great success with over 300 in attendance. Firefighter of the Year Awards were given to FF Eric Adair for AFD and Steve Busch for BCFD (unable to attend). The Outstanding Leadership Award was given to Capt. Santos Garcia. The Executive Board also honored CMDR Tony Pittarelli for his service to the IAFF as an Executive Officer for over 11 years.
Happy Holidays
12/17/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Gov. Greitens & IAFF Gen. Pres. Schaitberger Make First Responder Cancer Presumption Announcement
12/16/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, On Wednesday December 20th at 10:00 AM Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger will make a landmark announcement in St Louis concerning First Responder Cancer Presumption.
Vacation and Stats 2018
12/15/17 - Windsor Professional Firefighters Association
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Bob Liska
12/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
     Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Bob Liska.  Firefighter Liska started with Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1958 and Retired on March 3, 1993. Arrangements are pending.
Cory Iverson
12/15/17 - The Escondido Firefighters Association
856 MDA Night at the Manchester Monarchs
12/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Manchester Fire MDA Boot Drive at the Monarchs Marvel Night on 1/20 at 6pm
Important Local F-147 Updates/Latest Info
12/14/17 - International Association of Firefighters
Sandy Hook 12-14
12/14/17 - UPFFA
Josette Bradley Retirement Party
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 21
Please join us on Friday December 29, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm for cake and coffee as we celebrate the WELL DESERVED recognition of her great career with S.P.F.D. and the City of Saint Paul.
Holiday Safety
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 2760
Toy Drive 2017
12/14/17 - IAFF Local 2760
Great job by Franklin Firefighters Local 2760 to purchase over $2,000 worth of toys this year. Keep up the great work!
Vice President Resigns
12/13/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Troy Mesick has resigned as Vice President of Local 1826. He is also no longer a member of the IAFF or Local 1826. Any questions or concerns, please contact: Your Principal Officers or DVP.
2018 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
12/13/17 - IAFF 1826
Check out our new App!!
12/13/17 - IAFF Local 29
Just in time for Christmas......Local 29 is happy to offer to our membership our Local 29 App.  You can find it at the App Store or Android Store.  Simply search for IAFF L29 and it should come right up.  Access to the members only section uses your same username and login as on the website.  If you have trouble logging in, contact me at secretaryiaffl29@gmail.
2018 CFRA FIREFIGHTERS BALL
12/13/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
2017 IAFF Local 244 General Election Results
12/12/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board would like to thank all candidates and voting members who participated in the General Election. Very special thanks to the Election Committee and volunteers that helped make this a successful election. Congratulations to the new Executive Officers! Please click PDF Below to view election results.
Boston Firefighters & MBTA Drill Photos
12/12/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Click on Link Below...... https://www.flickr.
2018 PFFA Legislative Conference
12/12/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
Don't forget to attend the Professional Fire Fighters of Alabama annual Legislative Conference.
UPFFA of Ct. Event
12/12/17 - UPFFA
SAVE THE DATES!! Monday, January 22, 2018 New Union Officer Orientation: 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon ____________________________________________________________________ Monday, January 22, 2018 1st Congressional District Members: New Member Orientation: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saint Paul Firefighters Mug
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
  LIMITED EDITION DENEEN POTTERY MUG/ order yours online today! This holiday fundraiser will be supporting the St. Paul Fire Foundation – a foundation that supports the health, wellness and safety of every St. Paul Firefighter. Discounted Firefighter rate of $15 until December 22th Remaining mugs $20 until gone Guaranteed Mug, order online Go to www.
Missoula Fire assisting in Southern California wildfire siege
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 271
Today is Day 4 of an assignment in Southern California for Montana crews from Missoula Fire Department. They are currently workign on a strike team of engines that includes Missoula Rural Fire District, Big Sky Fire District, Whitefish Fire Dept. and Central Valley Fire District.  Local 271 Member Matt Kerns was featured last night on NBC Nightly news, watch this.
Portland Disaster Relief Fundraiser
12/11/17 - IAFF Local 740
CONTRACT PROPOSALS
12/11/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
MDA/Lake Monster Brewery SPFF Holiday Party
12/10/17 - IAFF Local 21
Children's Hospital Blood Drive
12/10/17 - IAFF Local 739
Children's Hospital Blood Drive The Lynn Fire Department & Lynn Local 739 are hosting a Blood Drive for Boston Children's Hospital. This is a tough time of year for the blood banks due to holidays. The process takes about 20 minutes & each donation helps up to 4 children. The Bloodmobile will be at Lynn Fire Headquarters, 725 Western Ave on Thursday December 21st from 1-6pm.
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/09/17 - UPFFA
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
Lt. Jeremy Savinsky Softball Tournament Benefit
12/09/17 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this Benefit event.
Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/08/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month.
CHRISTMAS PARTY
12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Chirstmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Captain Jim Robeson Memorial Benefit
12/06/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Brothers and Sisters:   The family of the late Captain Robeson is hosting a happy hour on the 10th anniversary of his LODD, January 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Hilton Scranton. Proceeds from this event will benefit the PPFFA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Tickets are $25.00 and include light fare and a cash bar.
2018 KSCFF Conference Hotel info
12/06/17 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
The PDF contains information about the 2018 conference hotel reservations.  More information will be sent out at a later time.
Santa Breakfast
12/06/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Breaking Union Meeting News
12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Newflash, the doors will open @ 5pm tonight for the December Christmas Union meeting/open house.  There will be plenty of holiday cheer, food, drinks, cigars, and you can still vote for District 2 and 5 VP's.
December Union Meeting Reminder
12/06/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place this week at our new location: The Colorado Professional Fire Fighter Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:   1.)   Regular Business will be suspended for the Christmas Party.
Local 244 City Chapter Transition Team Update
12/06/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The transition team is getting ready to finalize the Transition Team Report. Please be aware that the dealine to submit an email to transitionteam244@gmail.com is 12/7/17 at 0900. Thank you.
100th Anniversary Halifax Explosion
12/05/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local President Richard Paris, IAFF GST Edward Kelly, Boston Fire Commisioner Joe Finn, Mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, IAFF 3rd DVP Jay Colbert and members of Halifax Fire Department are in Halifax Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. https://globalnews.ca/news/3901178/halifax-fire-explosion/
Livonia firefighters battle house fire, assist with business fire in Northville Township
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
http://www.hometownlife.
Children leap out window to safety during Livonia house fire
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - A raging house fire in Livonia left one family no choice but to escape out of a window.  Firefighters were called out to the 18000 block of Lathers around 3 a.m. and saw a house completely engulfed in flames.
December 5, 2017: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
12/05/17 - UPFFA
Frontline News Alert - Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants
12/05/17 - Suncoast Firefighters
Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities. Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month. It is critical that these essential programs are reauthorized NOW.
UNION MEETING
12/05/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
The December union meeting date has changed, it is rescheduled for December 7th at 7pm at the UNO Pizzeria and Grill located at 1516 Providence Ave in Chester PA. Thank you  The Excutive Board.
Proposed 2018 Budget
12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
Proposed 2018 Conference Worksheet
12/05/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
House catches fire near 8 Mile, Gill roads in Livonia
12/05/17 - IAFF Local 1164
LIVONIA, Mich. - A house caught fire Wednesday on Pollyanna near Southampton Drive in Livonia.  Firefighters responded to the flames, which appeared to engulf the home's attached garage.  Livonia Fire Department Chief Shadd Whitehead said the homeowner was alone when the fire started. His department got the call about 12:03 p.m.
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