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  • October 21, 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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    OCT 2018 ENDORSEMENT FLYER
    10/21/18 - IAFF Local F283
    ****ENDORSEMENT FLYER ALERT**** Endorsement mailers started hitting mailboxes today. Unfortunately in the duplicate search/finalizing the mailing list, some of the data got mixed up.  This means that some of us are going to receive mailer with someone else’s name on it.  Please OPEN and USE the flyer you receive.
    Space Heater Safety
    10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
    Space heaters help to keep us warm in winter. But space heaters can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely. Space Heater Fires Between 2007 and 2016 One hundred thirty-nine (139) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2016. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly.
    Softball
    10/20/18 - Stockton Firefighters
    Christmas is right around the corner and its time for the Annual SFD Toy Drive Softball Tournament supporting the Child Abuse Prevention Council on December 3rd.  Even if you're not a softball player come out for a great time, with great people, supporting a great cause!  A-shifters get your time off early or your gonna miss out.
    Halloween Safety
    10/20/18 - IAFF Local 902
    Halloween night is Wednesday October 31, 2018. Here are a few tips to stay safe this year.
    Local 1014 November 2018 Voter Guide
    10/20/18 - IAFF Local 1014
      Brothers and Sisters,  We only have 17 days left until the November 2018 election on Tuesday, November 6. First and foremost, your Union is encouraging you to exercise your right and vote.
    Friday Update 10-19-18
    10/19/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    2019 BFIT FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE
    10/19/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Brothers and Sisters, Any Local 30 Member interested in participating in this year's BFIT First Responder Challenge, please contact Team Captain FF Doug Boudrow (E3/G4). More info on the event can be found at: https://www.nhl.
    Passing of Retired Fire LT Francis G. Murphy
    10/18/18 - Local 1347
    Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Lieutenant Francis G. Murphy, father of Firefighter Gary Murphy. Lieutenant Murphy served more than 43 years on the department from February 4, 1959- March 31, 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 29, 1969. Visiting Hours:  MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St.
    City of Columbia Firefighter Park
    10/18/18 - IAFF Local 4381
    The IAFF Local 4381 will be making a donation to the City of Columbia Firefighter Park. All Members are encouraged to vote on which level they agree to donate. This poll will be open until 10/26/2018 at 17:00. Please, all members, do to the online poll and place your vote as soon as possible. Attatched is the different levels that are available.
    October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage
    10/18/18 - UPFFA
    October 17, 2018: Retirement Party Battalion Chief James Kottage  Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven    Presentation to James Kottage by:                         Presentation to James Kottage by: Peter S.
    2019 PFFA Convention Hotel Information
    10/18/18 - PFFA
    Walpole's Newest Firefighters
    10/17/18 - IAFF local 2464
    (L to R: Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels, & Matt Rakoski) Congratulations to Walpole's newest Firefighters Brendan O'Neil, Jeff Daniels & Matt Rakoski on their completion of the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Strong work .
    Video from 10-01-2018 | Administration's Attempt to Justify Failed Response Policy before City Council's Public Health and Safety Standing Committee
    10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    Video from 09-17-2018 | DFFA before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
    10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    Video from 09-10-2018 | President Nevin before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
    10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    October 15, 2018: Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut PAC Reception
    10/17/18 - UPFFA
    State Representative Michelle Cook Attends UPFFA PAC Reception in Torrington. Representative Cook is a great supporter of Fire Fighters.
    2019 Open Enrollment
    10/15/18 - IAFF Local 51
    Open enrollment for city employees is live!  Please see attached articles for information as to sessions and rates.  Open enrollment ends November 9, 2018.
    MDA Fill The Boot for MN Wild Games and Muscle Team Gala Invitation
    10/14/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Dear Local 21 Brothers and Sisters, Year after year we continue to have a strong partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the IAFF when we are called upon to raise money to fight muscle disease with our nationally recognized Fill The Boot campaign.
    Friday, October 12, 2018: Greenwich Fire Fighters, Local 1042 FIRE OPS 101
    10/14/18 - UPFFA
    Special Union Meeting October 19th - Health Insurance Renewal
    10/13/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
    A Special Meeting has been called for Friday, October 19, 2018 Fire Station #6 at 1900 hours to review the 2019 Health Insurance Renewal and plan option changes. In the Health Insurance Info tab under Member Resources go to the Open Enrollment 2019 link to review the renewal and options sheets.
    Friday Update 10-12-18
    10/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
    10/12/18 - IAFF Local 739
    Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Tomorrow, Saturday October 13, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each. We hope to see you tomorrow, thanks.
    Yes on Question 1
    10/11/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
    Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conrference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
    Poplar St. Vehicle Fire
    10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 8:48 a.m. on Thursday October 11th, Local 2164 members responded to 911 reports of a vehicle fire in the driveway at 6162 South Poplar Street in Centennial. Heavy smoke was visible in the area while members were responding. First arriving Engine 33 encountered a fully engulfed pickup truck cab and advanced a hose line to control the flames and protect the house.
    Chenango Ave Kitchen Fire
    10/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 9th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a residential kitchen fire in the 3700 block of West Chenango Avenue. The 911 caller reported a fire in the microwave and safely evacuated without injuries. When Engine 11 arrived smoke was coming from the front door of the house and members advanced a hose line inside.
    Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters Elects New Vice President
    10/11/18 - UPFFA
    During the Federal State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (FSPPFF) fall meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, FSPPFF leaders held officer elections.
    Russell Cerami Funeral Arrangements
    10/10/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
    Russell Cerami, as most of you know, passed away Monday night. Russ was a dedicated advocate of Professional Firefighters and had an impact on every aspect of our job. He was hired in July 1961 and retired in January of 1994. During that time he was very active with the union, tirelessly working to better our livelihood.
    Brotherhood for Boobs
    10/10/18 - IAFF Local 274
    Come on out to Brother Jimmys on Thursday October 18th, 8-11pm to help support Breast Cancer Awareness.$10 Donation at the door,WPFD Bartenders,Happy Hour prices til 11, a portion of the proceeds goes to local breast cancer victims through Soul Ryeders.Contact Brother Dooley(914)844-3577 or Brother Nicholson (914) 882-0704 for more information.
    PASSING OF RUSSELL CERAMI
    10/09/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family. More info to follow.
    Passing of Russell Cerami
    10/09/18 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
    We regret to inform everyone of the passing last night of retired past Local 293 President, past PPFFA President and past IAFF 4th District Vice President Russell Cerami. Russ is the father of retiree Dave Cerami. We extend our condolences to Dave and his family.
    2018 Election Results
    10/09/18 - IAFF Local 1403
    Join us in congratulating our members who were elected by acclimation for a 2 year term to the 2019-2020 Executive Board.
    Passing of Lt. Robert Cippoletti Sr
    10/08/18 - IAFF Local 739
    Passing of Lt. Robert Cipoletti Sr. of Engine 11, Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Lt. Rober Cipoletti of Engine 11, Retired.  Lt. Cipoletti is the father of FF Joseph Cipoletti of Ladder 2 and retired FF's Robert Jr and Michael Cipoletti.
    Fremont Ave Structure Fire
    10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 09:32 a.m. on Monday Engine 42 and Tower 35 were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 16363 E. Fremont Avenue in Arapahoe County. While they were responding a report came from onsite advising that water and smoke were coming from under a door on the top floor. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire and additional crews were dispatched.
    Chief Brown Retirement
    10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Congratulations to South Metro Bureau Chief Brian Brown who celebrated his 30+ year career in the fire service today. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
    10/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Check out these awesome new pink logo shirts that all Local 2164 personnel are wearing during October in support of Breast Cacner Awareness month.
    Burbank Firefighters Support Measure P
    10/08/18 - Burbank Firefighters Local #778
    Local 42 Election Results
    10/08/18 - IAFF Local 42
    NLFD MEMBER GALLERY UPDATED
    10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
    The picture gallery for the NLFD members has been updated and can be viewed here.
    BILLY ALLYN RETIREMENT PARTY
    10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
    Please join us for Billy Allyn's retirement party. Please see either Lt. Dan Sawyer or FF Tim Jefferies.
    Friday Message 10-5-18
    10/05/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    MDA, Boot Camp, Jan. 10th &11th, 2019 in Orlando
    10/05/18 - IAFF 1826
    Each year, the MDA partners with the IAFF and holds a “Boot Camp” training that provides opportunity to learn about updates from the MDA, best practices for a boot drive and more about the partnership between the fire service and the MDA. Locals from across the state of Florida attend each year.
    Saint Paul Fire Ops
    10/04/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Fire Ops was a big success! Thanks to City staff and Deputy Mayor Tincher for participating.
    2018 Upcoming Elections
    10/04/18 - UPFFA
    Why Is the 2018 elections so important to you and your families.
    Negotiations Update: 10-4-2018
    10/04/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA & Rhode Island Health & Safety Seminar
    10/03/18 - UPFFA
    2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates
    10/03/18 - IAFF 1826
    Absentee Ballots have been mailed out by the Supervisor of Elections! Early voting dates: October 22nd-November 3rd, 2018. Election day: November 6th, 2018                                        2018 Local 1826 Endorsed Candidates 1. US SENATE: Bill Nelson 2.
    Public Pension Symposium
    10/03/18 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
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