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  • August 16, 2018
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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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    LA County Employee lawsuit - you might have a claim....
    08/16/18 - 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 LA COUNTY MAY HAVE UNDERPAID ITS EMPLOYEES OVERTIME. YOU MIGHT HAVE A CLAIM.
    Saint Paul Fire Foundation FireBall
    08/16/18 - IAFF Local 21
    This years Saint Paul Fire Foundation FireBall is on October 5th, 2018 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel.
    Membership Meeting
    08/15/18 - IAFF Local F-102
    All Hands,    A Membership meeting has been scheduled for 30 August 2018 at Crash Station 62 and will commence at 1730 Hours. A running agenda shall be created upon the Union website calendar for all to review. Please be advised that due to cancellation of RingCentral platform only members in personal attendance will have a vote.
    Rochester FF Thurber Benefit
    08/15/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    All proceeds benefit Tyler, a 26 year old Rochester firefighter, who was recently diagnosed with Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma. He's receiving chemotherapy treatment at Mass General.
    Passing of Captain Hector Lopez
    08/15/18 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
    NEW BRITAIN – Capt. Hector Lopez, 59, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, surrounded by the love and comfort of his family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maria (Rivera) Lopez. Hector was born Aug. 10, 1959, in Waterbury, the son of the late Deacon Alejandro and Anna (Tirado) Lopez.
    Mission BBQ 9-11 Never Forget Cup sale
    08/15/18 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Mission BBQ is conducting their annual 9-11 "Never Forget" cup sale, proceeds for their year's sales will go to FMPD, and specifically our fallen Brother Mike Camelo Jr's family. Please see attachments containing information for this sale.
    Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Jack Addyman
    08/14/18 - IAFF Local 21
       Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Jack Addyman who passed on August 13, 2018.  Firefighter Addyman started with Saint Paul Fire on June 16, 1958 and retired on March 30, 1995.  Arrangements will be posted when available.
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Ct. Primary Day
    08/14/18 - UPFFA
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018: Members of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut working with UPFFA Endorsed Candidates.
    2018 CFRS Pension Review Analysis
    08/14/18 - Charlotte Firefighters Association
    Attached is the analysis report of our retirement system conducted by third party CBIZ Retirement Plan Services.
    St. Bernard Firefighters Local-1468
    08/14/18 - PFFA
    St. Bernard Firefighters Local-1468 currently has 3 active duty firefighters battling cancer. This Bowfishing Charter was donated and Local-1468 provided the raffle tickets, so 100% of the proceeds go directly to the 3 Firefighters to help offset their medical expenses.
    August 13,2018: UPFFA Endorsed Candidates visit Meriden Fire Headquarters
    08/13/18 - UPFFA
    Potomac and Broncos MVA with HazMAT
    08/13/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    On Monday, August 13th, Local 2164 members responded to a property damage vehicle accident at Potomac Street and Broncos Parkway. When members arrived, they discovered a dump truck vs. sedan collision with a ruptured diesel tank and fuel leaking out. Engine 42 and the Hazardous Materials Team (Haz-Mat 38) also responded to assist.
    Commerical Structure Fire
    08/13/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 2 p.m. on Saturday August 11th, Local 2164 members responded to a building fire at the Parker Funeral Home, located at 10325 Parkglenn Way. When members arrived they observed smoke showing from the attic and chimney structure; and the employees confirmed that everyone was safe and outside.
    MDA FILL THE BOOT!!!!
    08/13/18 - IAFF Local 1264
    Thank you for your continued support to MDA's Fill the Boot.
    LA Chargers and Local 1014 - TICKETS ARE ALL GONE - see below
    08/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Summer Block Party
    08/12/18 - IAFF local 2464
    The first Annual Summer Block Party was a huge success! We hope everyone who came out had as much fun as we all did. We would like to thank the Walpole Town Recreation Department for doing an excellent job with this event & starting this great partnership. Can't wait to host this again next year.
    LA Chargers and Seattle Seahawks
    08/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    IAFF Convention 2018
    08/11/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Check out this year's 100-year conference Please follow these links for more convention2018.iaff.
    Greater Hanover L2045 Cancer Benefit Ride
    08/11/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The Greater Hanover  Professional Firefighters Association will be hosting the 2nd Annual "Bikin for Boobies" ride on September 15th.  Registration starts at 9am at the Clover Lane Station, 204 Clover Lane in Hanover, PA. The ride will leave from there and is about 90 miles.
    Save Engine 6
    08/10/18 - IAFF Local 135
    Please take a moment to watch this PSA on Engine 6.  The Politicians plan to remove it at the end of the year.  How will this impact the safety of your family? Click this link to view the video.
    IAFF 54TH CONVENTION - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 6-10, 2018
    08/09/18 - UPFFA
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut would like to thank the following IAFF Locals from Connecticut for attending the IAFF 54th Convention in Seattle, Washington for the 100th Anniversary of our great organization. For those Connecticut IAFF Locals who were unable to attend your, Local was listed and recognized in our support of this event.
    "THANK YOU" I.A.F.F. Members - Resolution # 40 PASSES!
    08/08/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
    A HUGE "THANK YOU" to all I.A.F.F. Members for adopting Resolution #40 "SUPPORT OF CANCER RESEARCH" at the 2018 International Association of Fire Fighters Convention.
    Fire Fighter Down
    08/06/18 - IAFF Local 2032
    Fire fighter down!” It’s the radio distress call no one wants to hear. For 16 years, professional fire fighter Reece Chambers has been risking his life to save others, the past 14 with East Jefferson Fire Rescue, where he is currently a Lieutenant. Recently Reece received a personal version of “Fire fighter down!” — he needed a heart transplant.
    New members wanted
    08/06/18 - IAFF Local 1264
    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/moa/default.cfm.
    MSCFF NEW Mobile App
    08/05/18 - 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.
    IAFF Convention Leave
    08/05/18 - IAFF Local #1945
    Members, Your union leadership is currently attending the 100th IAFF Convention.  We are asking that you please support the eboard and bargaining team by signing up to cover our shifts. Please speak with members of your firehouse to see if you can cover full shifts, or make two partials work together. Please contact your on-duty BC to assist them with this.
    IAFF Statement on SCOTUS Decision on Janus v AFCSME Council 31
    08/04/18 - IAFF Local 902
    The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold A. Schaitberger released the following statement on the Janus v AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court Decision. “The Janus v AFSCME Council 31 case was pushed by forces that want to take away the voices of fire fighters and the power of all public employee unions.
    Historic Cancer Legislation
    08/04/18 - IAFF Local 902
    The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, thanks Governor Charlie Baker and the entire Massachusetts Legislature for working with us on this historic cancer legislation protecting our members and our families.
    Let's Help Reece!
    08/03/18 - Lets Help Reece
    While it doesn’t happen often, there are times when a firefighter is overcome by smoke or otherwise injured while fighting a fire. A call will go out with the message: Firefighter down—additional resources needed. This moment in time is when those resources—in the form of donations—are needed for this firefighter.
    Odd Man Rush
    08/03/18 - IAFF Local 1264
    Fill The Keg for Join Odd Man Rush Brewing and the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the 2018 Fill the Boot Kick Off Party! Come down to the brewery to support the Anchorage Area Fire Fighters as we kick off the 2018 Fill The Boot drive.
    LODD-FF Susan Peptone, Everett Local 143
    08/03/18 - IAFF Local 739
    RE: Line of Duty Death (LODD) Cancer - Sister Susan Pipitone L143 - Everett, MA. Brothers & Sisters: The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death Death of Sister Susan Pipitone, Everett Fire Fighters Local 143, due to Occupational Cancer.
    18th Annual Ct. United Ride- September 9, 2018
    08/02/18 - UPFFA
    IAFF 54TH CONVENTION - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 6-10, 2018
    08/02/18 - UPFFA
    Back to School Shopping 2018
    08/02/18 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS: Back to school shopping will take place this Monday, August 6th!!! The school supplies will be purchased using our Charity Account funds. The school supplies go to children in our community who could use a helping hand. The supplies will be handed out during a block party event, which details will be released shortly.
    PERSONAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
    08/01/18 - IAFF Local 176
    Funeral Arrangements For Arson Investigator Jamie Novak
    08/01/18 - IAFF Local 21
    A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, from 3 to 7 pm at: Grandstrand Funeral Home 11900 Lake Lane North Lindstrom, MN 55045 A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 8. The time will be confirmed on Thursday this week - another announcement will go out once that is confirmed. There will be a visitation for an hour prior to this service at the church.
    2018 Fire Leadership Challenge
    08/01/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Join us in Keystone, CO for the 2018 Fire Leadership Challenge - October 23 - 26. Fire Leadership Challenge 2018 will be back in Keystone, CO this Fall – October 23 – 26.
    Union Meeting Reminder
    08/01/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the Union meeting will take place at The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 pm and Thursday, August 2nd at 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:  1.)   The 2018 IAFF Convention will take place next week.
    Battle of the Badges
    07/31/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Join us this weekend to help make a difference in our community! This Friday, Saturday & Sunday United Blood Services will be hosting a Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Cielo Vista Mall & Mesilla Valley Mall.  Each donor will donate on behalf of their favorite department so remember to tell them El Paso Fire sent you.
    Farmington Fire Hiring Deputy Chief
    07/31/18 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
    https://fmtn.applicantpro.com/jobs/846903.
    Farmington Fire Hiring Deputy Chief
    07/31/18 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
    https://fmtn.applicantpro.com/jobs/846903.
    KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
    07/30/18 - IAFF Local 42
    The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
    Ned Lamont visits Waterbury, Local 1339
    07/30/18 - UPFFA
    Ned Lamont candidate for Governor recently stopped by to visit with Members of Waterbury Fire Fighters, Local 1339 to discuss issues affecting Fire Fighters in Connecticut. Ned is the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, IAFF Endorsed Candidate for Governor.
    PFCA Man vs. Machine
    07/30/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Update on Redding California Union operations
    07/29/18 - 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 Brothers and sisters The union operation in Redding, California is going well and we are making steady progress on our objectives.
    IAFF Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Arson Investigator Jamie Novak
    07/29/18 - IAFF Local 21
       IAFF Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Arson Investigator Jamie Novak.  Investigator Novak started June 4, 1996 and retired on June 29, 2017.  Arrangements will be posted when available.
    Highway 67 MVA with Extrication
    07/29/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 10:03 p.m. on Monday July 23, 2018, Local 2164 and 4116 members responded to a mutual aid assist with West Douglas County Fire District for vehicle accident requiring technical rescue on Highway 67 just west of Oak Valley Road. When West Douglas Firefighters arrived they found a cement truck down a steep embankment with heavy damage and used ropes to descend down.
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