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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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25th Anniversary LODD Brother Ogburn
02/24/18 - IAFF Local 274
Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of Brother Warren Ogburn.Please keep Brother Ogburn and his family in your thoughts and prayers on this solemn occasion.
Membership Meeting
02/24/18 - IAFF Local F-102
All Hands,    A Membership meeting is being scheduled for 11 March 2018 at 1730 hours at Crash Fire Station 62. A running agenda will be posted upon the Union website. Nomiations for Union Elections will be held. If you wish to have something added please contact me. We will try to utilize Remote Login per RingCentral. Hope to see you there.
February 23, 2018: Ct. AFL-CIO COPE Meeting, Hartford Hilton
02/23/18 - UPFFA
February 23, 2018: Ct. AFL-CIO COPE Meeting, Hartford Hilton
02/23/18 - UPFFA
March Monthly Meeting
02/23/18 - IAFF Local 4544
Agenda for March Meeting L. Tischler to Present Monthly Financials. L. Tischler will also present proposal for additional savings account. L. Tischler to present changes to current accounting software L. Tischler to present a proposal for 501- C- 3 Tax exemption We will need to discuss elections.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Fire Dispatcher Karen Nelson
02/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
   Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Saint Paul Fire Dispatcher, Karen Nelson. Karen passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She started working in Dispatch in June of 1990 and retired in 2002. Funeral arrangements will be published once they are known.
4F Charitable Gaming Nights
02/23/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
We’re hosting more gaming nights at Ocean Gaming in Hampton this year! 33% of profits from these nights will be donated to our charity the Fallen Firefighters Family Fund (4F) which helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Help us raise money for this important charity while having some fun at the casino.
IAFF Executive Board Meeting
02/23/18 - UPFFA
It was great to see my good friend Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus an outstanding labor leader and true gentleman along with Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee at the IAFF Executive Board Meeting  [L-R} Mark Ouellette, IAFF Eastern Trustee, Dominick Barbera, IAFF 12th District Vice President Emeritus, Peter S.
Laws and Golden Ski Trip
02/23/18 - Stockton Firefighters
Members and Retirees, We will be heading up to Bear Valley Ski Resort for the 21st annual Brett and Bryan Memorial Ski trip on Tuesday March 20th. We would like to have a great turnout being this is the 21st anniversary!  (Family members Welcome). If you have any questions contact myself at E11 B or Engineer N.
Chili Cookoff To Benefit Firefighters For Healing
02/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
Calling all chili cooks!!!   Brothers and Sisters, Local 21 is looking for a couple of guys or girls who can cook a great pot of chili for the Great Balls of Fire Chili Cook Off supporting Firefighters for Healing.  The chili competition takes place on Thursday, March 1st from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Rock Bottom Restaurant.
February 16, 2018: South Fire District Promotions
02/22/18 - UPFFA
South Fire District Fire Department, Promotions: [L-R} Nick Fischer, President, Local 3918, Fire Fighter James Mastroianni, Promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal & Vice President, Local 3918, Fire Fighter James Trzaski, Promoted to Training Captain,  Peter S. Carozza, President, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut.
PFFA 2018 Convention
02/22/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The 70th convention of the PFFA will be May 17th - 19th.
Montpelier Fire Job Posting
02/22/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Gatto Promoted to Norwalk Fire Chief
02/22/18 - Norwalk Fire Fighters
NORWALK — Gino Gatto was promoted Tuesday to head the Norwalk Fire Department, where he has worked for nearly four decades. Gatto, a 36-year veteran of the department, accepted the Norwalk Board of Fire Commissioners’ offer to serve as Norwalk fire chief under a year-and-a-half contract retroactive to Dec. 1.
2018 Contact negotiations
02/22/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel Contract negotiations for Local 1014 bargaining units 601 and 602 have begun.  Go here (after you log in with your member log in) for updates.
City Manager Questionnaire
02/22/18 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
President Donnie Lewis is meeting with the city manager to discuss our concerns with the department & with the search for a new chief. Please send him a question/concern to bring up at the meeting by submitting this form. No login required.
Save The Date Fire Service Day at the Capitol March 1, 2018
02/22/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Fire Service Day at the Capitol Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Capitol Ridge Event Center More info to follow.
2018 Hockey Tournament
02/21/18 - IAFF Local 21
2018 Union Night at the Mavericks
02/21/18 - IAFF Local 42
Call 816.777.0054 to order tickets, ask for Zach or you can order tickets online here.
Retiree's Get Together
02/21/18 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retiree's get together will be held on March 14th, from 9 to 12. Please note of an address change. The get together will be held at the Dante Club on Craigie Street instead of the DAV.
DGFD Annual Report 2017
02/21/18 - Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Association
The Annual Report is a great overview of the Downers Grove Fire Department.  From call volume to training activities to annual goals, this report provides some good incite into how the DGFD and its members work to protect the citizens of Downers Grove.
Hope For Will
02/21/18 - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Hope for Will Message from Jim Sallis, Hibbing President of Local 173 This is Will, he is the grandson and great- grandson of two of our retired members, Fire Chief Orlando Abate & his son, Battalion Chief Lonnie Abate; both with a combined 62 years of service. Will was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.
MSCFF NEW Mobile App
02/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
URGENT NEED for L21 Volunteers this Saturday at The Beer Dabbler
02/20/18 - IAFF Local 21
Dear Local 21 Members, We are thrilled to kickstart our MDA Fill The Boot fundraising initiatives in 2018 with an OFF DUTY event held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler festival at the MN State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 24th (B SHIFT working.
IAFF Local 781 - 2018 Golf Tournament
02/20/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
7th District Scholarship Application Period Open
02/20/18 - IAFF 7th District
The 2018 application period is open.  To apply for an IAFF 7th District Scholarship please see the attached.  These scholarships are available to members children entering thier first post-high school educational experience.  Applications need to be postmarked by March 14th of 2018.  This year there will be two $750 scholarships and six $500 scholarships.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson
02/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
   Firefighters Local 21 extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of retired Firefighter Richard “Dick” Johnson who passed on February 8th.  Firefighter Johnson served the Saint Paul Fire Department for 42 years and also served the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters Association as President.
IAFF 100th Anniversary
02/19/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Calling all Colorado Professional Fire Fighters: February 28th is the 100th Anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and there will be a Resolution at the State Capital in recognition of this historic event. We are asking all Professional Firefighters that can attend to dress in your Class A's and meet at the State Capital at 8:00 AM.
2018 Clover Clash @ The Blue Side
02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
2018 4th Annual Clover Clash
02/19/18 - IAFF Local 3666
Come join the Frederick County Career Firefighters at our 4th Annual Clover Clash event on Saturday March 17th at The Blue Side Tavern. Doors open at 8am and proceeds from various sales benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year we raised over $2,500.00 to help the M.D.A. & this year we plan to surpass that by a long shot! *$10.
FF/EMT Francisco Figueroa
02/18/18 - IAFF Local 3471
It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of Firefighter/EMT Francisco J. Figueroa at the early age of 28. He has proudly served Hardee County Fire Rescue for nearly two years, and he has also protected us all with his active service in the Marine Corps Reserve. Francisco has departed us today due to a tragic motor vehicle crash, but his memory will continue to live on through each of us.
May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
May 8-10 MPFFU Biennial Convention Bay City
02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
May 8-10, 2018 MPFFU 53rd Biennial Convention in Bay City. 2 delegates and 2 alternates.
March 21, 2018 MPFFU 6th District Mtg. Rochester Hills
02/18/18 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
March 21, 2018 6th District Meeting in Rochester Hills. River Crest Banquet Facility.  1600-2100.  $35 cost covered by L1721. Contact Curt Stinson.
Ice Rescue Training 2018
02/18/18 - IAFF Local 1164
Our yearly Ice Rescue Training at Madonna. Pictures in Photo Gallery or click here http://www.livoniafirefighters.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_pics.
Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 648
Basement fire damages Laurelton Street home, displaces several people, Springfield fire officials report Updated 8:40 AM; Posted 8:40 AM An early morning basement fire displaced a dozen residents and damaged a home located at 195 Laurelton St. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
Ski Day
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 21
23rd Annual Charity Hockey Game
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 274
This year will be our 23rd year doing the Charity Cup Hockey Game.  Over the years we have raised a lot of money for charities and this is just one of the many events we are proud of.  This year WP Hockey will play against FDNY Fire & Ice to benefit the Ronald Mcdonald House of Greater Hudson Valley.
10th Annual Charity Bass Tournament Rules
02/17/18 - IAFF Local 4544
Welcome here is the rules for our 10th Annual Team Bass Tournament.
Building Fire on Remlin Court
02/16/18 - IAFF Local 1081
On February 16th 2018, the Westport Fire Department was alerted to a building fire on Remlin Ct. The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck, and the shift commander. Mutual aid was also dispatched on receipt of the call. The first fire department unit arrived and reported a fully involved structure.
February 16, 2018: CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART
02/16/18 - UPFFA
                                            CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK HART We are proud to announce that Rick Hart was one of three IAFF members selected to attend the Harvard University Trade Union intensive six-week program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
City of Dearborn Now Taking Applications
02/16/18 - MPFFU
Rockies Tickets
02/16/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hi, shortest enail ever.
5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Kickball Tournament
02/16/18 - IAFF 1826
KCFD Medical Plan Open Enrollment
02/15/18 - IAFF Local 42
KCFD members have new medical plans available for 2018 through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City. The new plan includes new benefits including reduced premium costs and a no premium cost plan for employee only coverage and the inclusion of St. Luke’s Hospital as an In-Network Hospital.
2018 New Employees
02/14/18 - IAFF Local 4349
Local 4349 welcomes Haydne Shimer, Justin Cloyd, Richard LaFleur, Sam Stamy, and Robert Scott.  Good luck on probation.
Bill Status Report-Feb. 14, 2018
02/14/18 - UPFFA
Bill Status Report for 2/14/2018   Bill Title & Info Status * HB 5003 An Act Exempting Smoke Detectors And Carbon Monoxide Detectors From The Sales And Use Taxes. Rep.

 

 

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