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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

     
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55th IAFF Convention - Virtually
10/24/20 - UPFFA
Dear Affiliate Leader: As you know, due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board voted to postpone the 55th IAFF Convention until January 25-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
8 new firefighters sworn into Springfield Fire Department
10/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
8 new firefighters sworn into Springfield Fire Department HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Ariana Tourangeau Posted: Oct 22, 2020 / 01:44 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 22, 2020 / 01:44 PM EDT (Photo: Springfield FD) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department swore in eight new firefighters Thursday morning.
One person injured after car crashed into utility pole on Central Street in Springfield
10/24/20 - IAFF Local 648
One person injured after car crashed into utility pole on Central Street in Springfield HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Stephen Underwood Posted: Oct 24, 2020 / 05:17 AM EDT / Updated: Oct 24, 2020 / 08:08 AM EDT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One person was taken to the hospital after a car struck a utility pole in Springfield.
Meeting Notice | November 2020
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 21
1403 Elections
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 1403
This is list of members who accepted their nomination and are candidates for the upcoming election. There are 2 candidates for 1st VP and 19 candidates for the Executive Board.
Membership Meeting
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 1403
Condolences to Our Brothers and Sisters of Manchester NH Fire Department
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 902
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Grief counselors have been called in to assist Manchester fire personnel mourning the loss of a 20-year member of the city's fire department.
Public Health Alert
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 902
Per the Governor’s COVID-19 Order No. 51, effective October 26, 2020, the City must revert back to Step 1 of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan.
Lieutenant Promotions
10/23/20 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations to the newest Lieutenants of the Danbury Fire Department. LT Walter Arteaga (D), LT Dennis Rickard (A) and LT Seth Ambruso (B).
Ratification Meeting Reminder
10/23/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Ratification Meeting Reminder As we abide by the State COVID Regulations for the Event Center, we ask that all members sign up on our Sign-Up Genius.  At this time, we have reached 80% for our Wednesday morning meeting and have added a second meeting on Wednesday,  at 5:30 pm.
First Responder Heroes Project Presentation - McDonough Jr.
10/21/20 - IAFF Local 21
Director and Chaplain, Mark Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque in memoriam of Brother McDonough Jr. to his crew at Engine Co. 09 (C) today at Station 09.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Tommy to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
Open Enrollment Assistant Session TODAY
10/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
2021 Benefits Open Enrollment takes place October 12-30, 2020. During this time, employees can elect new benefits or make changes to existing benefits effective January 1, 2021.
DFD Peer Support Suicide Training Series Session 2 TODAY
10/21/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
SESSION 2  - TODAY Session 2 - Connect to Protect: This session will focus on knowing when and how to connect Veteran peers who is at risk for suicide.   The session is TODAY October 21, 2020 at 9:00am - 10:30am and is scheduled to go from 9am to 10:30am I hope that you will be able to attend a class Click here to register.
Choice Enrollment for CAPE Beginning Thursday, Oct. 22nd
10/20/20 - IAFF Local 1014
November 3, 2020 Endorsed Candidates
10/20/20 - IAFF Local 42
L21 Regrets to Announce the Passing of Retired Fire Captain Dick Leitner
10/20/20 - IAFF Local 21
   Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Dick Leitner. Captain Leitner started with the Saint Paul Fire Department on July 21, 1986 and retired on June 28, 2013.  Dick also served as IAFF Local 21 President from 2002 - 2004.
2021-2025 Nanticoke Local 2655 CBA
10/20/20 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The CBA for Nanticoke Local 2655 has been added to the contract area in the member's section of the website.  A log in is required to view.
10/18/2020 33 Hilltop Road
10/19/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk fire responded to a chimney fire at 33 Hilltop.  The fire extended to the wooded chimney enclosure. FD dismantled the enclosure and extinguished the fire.
Monday Morning Headlines
10/19/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  This week:   10/21 - DFD Peer Support Suicide Prevention Training Series - Session 2 Connect to Protect 10/24 - MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon Ratification Sign-Up Collective Bargaining Polls are open.
Hampden Ave. Car into a Building
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 11:54 p.m. on Saturday October 10, 2020, Local members responded to a report of a car crash into a building on E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. When members arrived on scene, they found a car had gone off the roadway and crashed into a Caribou Coffee store. Crews extricated the driver inside the vehicle and took that person to the hospital in critical condition.
U-Haul Forklift Accident
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 7:46 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, Local members responded to an entrapment at the U-Haul facility located at 1750 E. County Line Road in Douglas County. Upon arrival, members found a forklift on its side with the driver trapped underneath it. Paramedics immediately began treating the injured person while lifting and stabilizing equipment was put in place.
Marathon of Hose
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
A marathon of hose. 26.2 miles. 138,435 feet. Stretched by the crew of Engine 33 in a self-challenge to be better at their job. What started as a funny idea in January became a reality by October. They did it. And they’re still going. 10 months of walking, crawling and running with hose during a variety of basic, advanced and unheard-of scenarios.
DAD's Landfill Brush Fire
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:06 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site landfill, located at 3500 S. Gun Club Road. An electrical problem on a power pole sparked a small grass fire that quickly grew to over an acre. Workers at the facility used fire extinguishers and heavy equipment including water tenders and tractors to fight the fire.
Lora's Donuts Flag Presentation
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On October 3rd, our members got the chance to give back to a community member who has given so much. Lora, of Lora’s Donuts & Bakery Shop in Englewood, was presented with a hose flag as a sign of appreciation from the emergency responders she has impacted over the years.
Blakeland Dr. HazMat
10/18/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 4:40 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, Local members responded to 8109 Blakeland Drive to assist Douglas County Sheriff Deputies with investigating a suspicious package. The building was evacuated, a unified command was established, Hazardous Materials Technicians went through a medical status check and geared up to go inside.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Endorsements Election 2020
10/16/20 - UPFFA
Important Information on CAPE Healthcare Plan
10/16/20 - IAFF Local 1014
10/15/2020 26 Belden Ave
10/16/20 - Norwalk Professional Firefighters
Norwalk Fire Department Press Release October 15, 2020 Norwalk Firefighters responded to an apartment fire this morning at the Avalon Apartments, 26 Belden Avenue. The reported fire came in along with the building alarm at 9:12 am.  Firefighters made their way to apartment 1103 and found a small fire in the master bedroom of the 2 bedroom apartment.
First Responder Heroes Project Presentation - Paidar
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
Director and Chaplain, Mike Allen, of the First Responders Heroes Project presented a custom plaque to in memoriam of Brother Paidar to his crew at Engine Co. 20 (A) today at Station 20.  It was a great honor for him to present his work in memory of Brother Paidar to the First Responders who are grieving our loss.  Thank you.
Local 21 Winter 2020 Golf League
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 21
Contact Bryan Sullivan (A SHIFT, POOL FF) at 651.347.5572 for questions and additional information.
Friday Update 10-16-20
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 1014
Carroll Ave MVA
10/15/20 - IAFF Local 892
Upon arrival, NFD found a vehicle that had crashed into the rear yard of a residence after leaving the parking lot behind the Holy Trinity Church on Washington Street. One occupant was evaluated and transported.
Ratification Meeting Sign-Up
10/15/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good morning! The Collective Bargaining Committee has set the dates of October 28th and 29th to present and vote on the Memorandum of Understanding regarding our current Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The ratification meeting will be held in our Event Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. Sessions on both days are set to begin at 8:30 am.
2020 Election Results
10/13/20 - IAFF Local 42
The following members were Elected by Acclamation: Effective Jan.
IAFF Disaster Relief Fund for IAFF Members
10/12/20 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Throughout what has been an extremely active wildfire and hurricane season - made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic - the IAFF has been providing assistance to our members through our disaster relief operations, including food and water, supplies, financial assistance, behavioral health counseling, emergency home repairs and anything else they need.
Monday Morning Headlines
10/12/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Good Monday Morning,  This week:   E-Board - 10/15/20 at 8:30 am Collective Bargaining Polls are open! COVID 19 Reminder The Executive Board will be meeting on Thursday 10/15 at the 8:30 am in the board room at 12 Lakeside Lane. Be sure to let your Vice Presidents know any issues you would like brought to the meeting.
HONORING THEIR MEMORY
10/12/20 - Lets Fire Cancer
Friends,   There are many ways to honor the memory of a LOVED ONE. Please consider honoring their memory with a donation to CANCER RESEARCH. When you make a donation to The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund - 100% of your donation goes directly to established, promising, world class cancer research.
Basement fire in Springfield house leaves residents temporary without home
10/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
Basement fire in Springfield house leaves residents temporary without home HAMPDEN COUNTY by: Nick DeGray Posted: Oct 10, 2020 / 06:46 AM EDT / Updated: Oct 10, 2020 / 06:47 AM EDT Credit: Springfield Fire Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass.
Fire in Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood displaces 4; causes major damage to 100-year-old home
10/11/20 - IAFF Local 648
Fire in Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood displaces 4; causes major damage to 100-year-old home Updated Oct 08, 2020; Posted Oct 08, 2020 17 Fire in Springfield's McKnight neighborhood Facebook Share Twitter Share By Patrick Johnson | pjohnson@repub.
President Update - Collective Bargaining - New Video Link
10/10/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
2021 MOU Concession Summary In accordance with Local 858 Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIV Section 9, the Collective Bargaining Committee has unanimously requested a Ratification Meeting to approve the tentatively agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding which will be presented to the membership on October 28th and 29th, 2020.
Local 1014 Voter Guide
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 1014
2020 Nomination & Election Notice
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 42
42CARES Retiree Program
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 42
October Union Meeting
10/09/20 - IAFF Local 739
October Union Meeting The October Union Meeting of Lynn Local 739 will take place on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Broadway Firehouse.  Regular order of business and nominations of union officers for upcoming term.   All members are encouraged to attend.
Learning Partner at Columbia Southern University
10/08/20 - IAFF 1826
Southwest Florida Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1826 is pleased to announce it has become a Learning Partner at Columbia Southern University. As a member, this partnership provides reduced tuition, plus many additional benefits. And, for your convenience, all programs are offered in an online format.
Coronavirus Update #16
10/08/20 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Original message sent October 07, 2020 Currently the number of people that show up at the Wellness Center with symptoms that could be considered possible COVID-19 related is less than 10 per day, and most days it is around 3-5 per day. Additionally, the rate of positive results has dropped significantly, plus we haven't had a hospitalized COVID patient in quite some time.
Livonia Fire Department one step closer to sponsoring high school fire cadets
10/07/20 - IAFF Local 1164
Fire departments don't get the recruits they used to. To boost their workforce, the Livonia Fire Department is sponsoring high school students to dual-enroll at Schoolcraft College and become cadets with the department.  “We’ve been pretty low on our staffing for many years," Sr. Captain Robert Jennison, the department's training officer, said.
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