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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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Worcester Fire Local 1009 - LODD Lt. Jason Menard
11/13/19 - IAFF Local 1009
Worcester Local1009  LODD   Lt. Jason Menard Local 1009 regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of Lt Jason Menard, Ladder Company 5. Arrangements are incomplete a and will be posted when finalized.
IAFF - ALTS Conference in Orlando
11/13/19 - Iowa Professional Fire Fighters
Registration is now open for the 2020 Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS) and Ernest A. “Buddy” Mass Human Relations Conference (HRC), taking place January 19-22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
2020 Legislative Agenda
11/12/19 - IAFF Local 42
Leadership from Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters IAFF Local 42 and KC Chief Officers IAFF Local 3808 met with Governor Mike Parson to discuss issues facing Missouri Fire Fighters in the 2020 Legislative Session.
2020 BFIT CHALLENGE
11/12/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Please see the information below about the 2020 BFIT Challenge. Any member interested in joining the Local 30 team, please contact Executive Board Member FF Mike Dwyer (978-375-4096). More event and registration information is available in the attached pdf.
INFORMATIONAL POST
11/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Retired Lt. Brian Gagnon has asked Local 1403 to send out information to his brothers and sisters about a natural minor wound and burn care product he has developed. Brian is trying to get exposure for his product and has offered 200 free samples to members of Local 1403 for them to try it and give him feedback. If interested intrying it out please contact Brian aloemaxx123@gmail.
Christmas Party December 14, 2019
11/12/19 - IAFF Local F283
Don’t forget about your annual Christmas Party at the American Lake Conference Center on Dec 14, 2019. Doors open at 6pm, it’s a (345) day.
Retired Lt. George Turner
11/12/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters regret to announce Retired Lt. George Turner passed away on November 11, 2019. George was hired on 7-26-76 and retired 6-30-03. May he Rest in Peace.
Heroes and Howl-i-days
11/12/19 - Toy Program
Join SF Firefighters Toy Program at our favorite Doggy Day Club for an amazing event where you can bring your dog, take photos with Santa, get some treats and make a child’s holiday brighter! Doggy Style Day Club invites you and you favorite do to join us on Dec 1st, 2019 for a fun filled event.
Monday Moring Headlines November 11, 2019
11/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Thank you to all of our Denver Firefighter Veterans that have chosen to continue there career on the fire department. We honor and express our gratitude to you for serving in our military and protecting our freedom.  - Remember, our Union Offices will be closed today and will resume regular hours on Tuesday.
Happy Veterans Day
11/11/19 - IAFF Local 739
Happy Veterans Day Lynn Local 739 is wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all active and retired members who have and continue to serve. To Veterans everywhere, we say Thank You for your sacrifice and your service.
EMS Training
11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Today wrapped up two weeks of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training for Mass Casualty Incidents involving technical rescue techniques.  https://www.southmetro.
Rapp St. Car into a Building
11/08/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday November, 8th Local members responded to reports of a car into a a building in the 5700 block of S. Rapp St. in downtown Littleton. When the call came in there were also reports of people standing on the roof of the structure waiting for help because the car was blocking their exit path.
Fire Foundation Apparel Sales
11/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
2019 - 2020 Hockey Schedule
11/08/19 - IAFF Local 21
The 2019 - 2020 Hockey schedule has been posted to the L-21 website.
Friday Update 11-8-19
11/08/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Burnaby Firefighters Breakfast supporting Angel Toy Drive 2019
11/07/19 - IAFF 323
Please RSVP today at: firefightersbreakfast2019.eventbrite.
Winter Blaze - Firefighters Ball
11/07/19 - IAFF Local 31
Save the date for the 2020 Winter Blaze - Tacoma Firefighters Ball, Saturday, March 21, at the Emerald Queen Casino's new facility. We hope you will join us for an evening of food, dancing, and live entertainment Kentucky Derby style to benefit The Goodtimes Project.  It truly will be an event to remember.
30 in 30 Raffle
11/06/19 - IAFF Local 51
30 - 30 El Paso Firefighter Cancer Fund Daily Raffle WINNERS: 1. Carlo Salazar 2. Xavier Romero 3. Bobby Jones 4. Patsy Razo
ACTIVE MEMBERS - VSP VISION ENROLLMENT INFO FOR 2020 COVERAGE
11/06/19 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
2019 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Season Is Here
11/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
We will be ringing bells starting on November 15th at Cub Foods Midway as well as Grand Meander on December 7th and Wild Games November 29th thru December 23rd.
Charity Giving Campaign
11/05/19 - IAFF Local 21
Brothers and Sisters, The St. Paul Charitable Giving campaign closes this Wednesday, Nov 6! One of the charities you can support is the St. Paul Fire Foundation and is an easy way to contribute to a cause that benefits you and your brothers and sisters directly. You can choose to make a one-time contribution using a paper form or go online to www.ipledgeonline.
Foxwood Ct. Structure Fire
11/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Tuesday, November 5th, Local members responded to a town home fire with a report of someone trapped on Foxwood Court in Parker. Upon arrival smoke was visible and members from Medic 41 went inside for search, rescue and fire control. They used a water extinguisher to control the flames and worked with Tower 45 to conduct searches inside.
Cedar Street Structure Fire
11/05/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
During the evening on Saturday, November 2, 2019, Local members responded to a house fire in the 5400 block of South Cedar Street in Littleton. When members arrived, they observed flames coming from a second-floor window of the split-level home. Members conducted a transitional attack to darken down the fire before moving inside the structure to fully extinguish it.
November 2019 General Membership Meetings
11/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Our next quarterly general membership meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 13th at The Cabin on Route 33 in Freehold. Both meetings will takle place in the back room behind the fireplace and will start at 1700 sharp. Please make every effort to attend. See you there.
Passing of Phyllis A. Ward, Mother of Captain Thomas Ward
11/05/19 - International Association of Firefighters
Local F-147 regrets to announce the passing of Phyllis A. Ward, mother of Captain Tommy Ward. Mrs. Ward passed at the age of 84 on November 1st at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. Mrs. Ward was a postal clerk for the Adelphia Post Office for over 30 years and was a part of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Adelphia Fire Station for over 70 years.
MDA Boot Camp
11/05/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this event, 2020 IAFF/MDA Boot Camp-January 9th & 10th, 2020 at Embassy Suites in Orlando. * Local 1826 will only provide travel cost for our MDA Coordinator.* MDA provides the room and meals, if you would like to attend travel would be your responsibility.
2020 Ball Tickets and Rooms now available
11/04/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Hello all members, Tickets and rooms for the 2020 ball are now available to purchase.  The ball is being held Saturday February 22nd, and rooms are available February 21st-23rd. To purchase tickets simply call the union office or go to iaff858.org and visit the online store.  A link for hotel rooms is below.
Voting 2019
11/04/19 - IAFF Local 51
Election Day is November 5, 2019 Need to know where to vote?  Issues on the ballot: State Income Tax City of El Paso Public Safety Bond
MDA Fill The Boot Wild Game
11/01/19 - IAFF Local 21
Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, We have been invited by the Minnesota Wild to fundraise for the MDA at the November 21st game at Excel Energy Center vs. the Colorado Avalanche.   This is an opportunity for 10 individuals to Fill the Boot and then enjoy the Wild game.
Primary sets up showdown for Livonia's first female mayor
11/01/19 - IAFF Local 1164
Thousands of voters went to the polls around Livonia on Aug. 6. After people cast their ballots, the mayoral race was narrowed down to Maureen Miller Brosnan and Laura Toy while the city council race went from a 12-person race to an eight-person one.  Toy, the current city council president, led the mayoral field with 7,400 votes and Brosnan followed with 6,124.
2019 Santa Express Signup is on left side of homepage
11/01/19 - IAFF Local 1426
If you would like to enroll for the 2019 Santa Express please click on the Santa Express Enrollment Tab on the left side of our home page.
IAFF Local 21 City Council Endorsements
10/31/19 - IAFF Local 21
Protect us, so we can protect you St. Paul Firefighters Local 21 has endorsed the following candidates for re-election to the St. Paul City Council. Ward 1.  Dai Thao Ward 2.  Rebecca Noecker Ward 3.  Chris Tolbert Ward 4.  Mitra Jalali Nelson Ward 5.  Amy Brendmoen Ward 7.
Friday Update 11-1-19
10/31/19 - IAFF Local 1014
IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party
10/30/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party!  We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 13, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!
10/30/19 - IAFF Local 1014
DONATIONS MADE AT THE MEMORIAL GLADE DEDICATED TO VICTIMS AFTER 9/11
10/29/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
"YOUR" two latest donations were made on October 15, 2019 at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City at the "MEMORIAL GLADE" The Memorial Glade is dedicated to those whose actions in our time of need led to their injury, sickness and death.
Greenville Firefighters offering to install free smoke alarm batteries for Borough Residents
10/27/19 - Greenville Professional Firefighters
It's that time of year again! Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries™! Every fall, Energizer and Greenville Firefighters work to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time. Three minutes.
Meadow Bridge Way Structure Fire
10/27/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 12:17 a.m. on Sunday October 27th, Local members responded to a house fire at 12471 Meadow Bridge Way in Parker. When members arrived, they found one side of the home engulfed with flames and melting the siding on the neighbor’s house. The exterior fire was quickly darkened down and flames were found extending through the attic space.
Come Help a Firefighter's Family!!
10/26/19 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
Please help us support one of our own next Saturday, Nov 2 @ 9am at Breakaway Jiu-Jitsu. Ten dollar entry fee. All proceeds will go to Dragan Grujicic's family and Hunters Hope Foundation. There will be over $1000 in raffle give-aways. Come out and join in some fellowship, and see old friends and meet new ones. Please see attached flier or "Breakaway Jiu Jitsu" FB page for details. Thank you and have a rad day. --Rob Murianka
Retirement
10/25/19 - St. Charles Professional Firefighters Local 3322
Chief Joe Schelstreet has retired, now it's time to party! Come join us to celebrate his career.
INFORMATIONAL POST
10/25/19 - IAFF Local 1403
On Tuesday before the General Membership Meeting from 1030 to 1130 FF Mark Buckley will be presenting a 1 hour informational session of Financial Strategies for Retirement. Local 1403 continues to strive in passing on information to our members in an effort to provide education.
Thanks Conner and the Ocean Avenue Learning Academy in New London
10/25/19 - New London Fire Fighters
The NLFD would like to thank Conner and the Ocean Avenue Learning Academy in New London for this great gift to the South Station.
Upcoming SPFD Yearbook
10/25/19 - IAFF Local 21
Attention St Paul Fire Department Members: We have partnered with Heritage Portraits & Albums to photograph our department members so we can create a Heritage Album for our organization.
Congratulations to newly elected Field Rep. Angie Young
10/24/19 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Thanks to all members who came out and voted and a special thanks to the six candidates for stepping up for our Field Representative position. There were 435 total votes cast and Congratulations to Angie Young! Angie will start transitioning with Field Rep. Bill Simpson immediately and assume the position on Jan 2nd 2020.
Friday Update 10-25-19
10/24/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Firefighters For Pfeifer
10/24/19 - IAFF Local 1805
#FirefightersForPfeifer With a great deal of consideration, your Local 1805 firefighters are very excited to unanimously endorse Chris Pfeifer for Clark County Fire District 6 Commissioner Candidate! We feel he brings an incredible value to the taxpayers and will support the growing needs of our rapidly growing district. Please help us spread the word.
*New admin*
10/23/19 - IAFF Local 2819
Looking for input on what features the body would like to have on the site. If there is something missing or a link that does not work please let me know. Jwarter@iaff2819.
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