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  • December 11, 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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    Christmas Tree Safety
    12/11/18 - IAFF Local 1264
    https://www.wwlp.
    2018 Raffle
    12/10/18 - IAFF Local 2754
    Local 2754 would like to thank everyone who supported our 2018 Raffle. Congratulations to the winners $1000.00       36138 $750.00         10454 $500.00         24552 $250.00         60772 $200.00         61172 $100.00         92476 $100.00 08940 $100.00 83127 $100.00 97488 $100.00 03234
    2017/2018 Retirees Lunch-in
    12/10/18 - IAFF local 1289
    Location will be the Veterans Hall- 3500 Coffee Road.
    Condolences Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009
    12/10/18 - UPFFA
    The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut extends our deepest condolences to the members of Worcester Fire Fighters, Local 1009 on the Line of Duty Death of Fire Fighter Christopher Roy of Ladder Co. 4, Brother Roy made the ultimate sacrifice doing his job. Our Prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.
    Local 1009 LODD Announcement
    12/09/18 - IAFF Local 1009
    It is with great sadness we announce the line of duty death of our member Chris Roy. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
    Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
    12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
    December 6, 2018: UPFFA Recognizes Fred Garrity
    12/08/18 - UPFFA
    December 6, 2018 - Foxwoods Resorts and Casino - Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut recognizes Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride with an IAFF Fire Axe for all his work and dedication over the years.  [L-R] Louis DeMici, Secretary, UPFFA, Fred Garrity, Executive Director, Ct.
    December 5-7, 2018: UPFFA of Ct. & RISAFF Health & Safety Seminar
    12/08/18 - UPFFA
    December 4, 2018: UPFFA Delegates Meeting
    12/08/18 - UPFFA
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 UPFFA of Ct.
    Friday Update 12-7-18
    12/07/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    DFFA NO POLICE AVAILABLE 12-7-18
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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    Detroit News: Detroit fire union chief blasts city's top cop for investigation
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.detroitnews.
    Motor City Muckraker (Facebook Live Press Conference)
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.facebook.com/motorcitymuckraker/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCGQVDnvJaZrNRwIRG50Kp0dFAT29XfK42ZpXgJNtTl_F6PC9ZUplyb-yPo4otKQ8j3GYRknJ_A-Oso&hc_ref=ARRm_-BVpsF7COYNRQ5oHWeaM2VkK-UYIzpmbuN8_lmzZq8yBF5kGCGMe6mhJ6EF1a8&__xts__[0]=68.
    Police launch criminal probe into Detroit fire union head over social media posts (Detroit News)
    12/07/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/12/06/police-launch-probe-into-fire-union-head-over-social-media-posts/2228542002/.
    PFFA 2019 Convention
    12/07/18 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
    Make your plans now for the PFFA 2019 Convention at Ross Bridge hotel. The dates are May 13th - 15th.
    C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
    12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
    THANK YOU I.A.F.F. LOCAL 1280
    12/07/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
    A HUGE "THANK YOU" goes out to members of The Endicott Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 1280. The Brothers held a fund raiser "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" raising $540. for The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund. 100% of these funds will go directly to established, promising, world class cancer research programs.
    Toy Giveaway at City Hall
    12/06/18 - Toy Program
    Mayor's Toy Giveaway | San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 from SIX50 Productions on Vimeo.
    Former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 274
    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Mayor Alfred DelVecchio.Our sincere condolences go out to the Delanoy and DelVecchio families.Honor guard has been requested for the wake on Sunday December 9th 2018.
    Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
    Springfield firefighters use Jaws of Life to extricate victim following 2-vehicle crash in North End Updated 9:33 AM; Posted 9:12 AM 11-4-18 -- Springfield -- Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a male victim from this black SUV following a 2-vehicle crash in the North End.
    Social Security Administration office in Springfield evacuated following a report of a suspicious package
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 648
    Firefighter Cancer
    12/05/18 - IAFF Local 925
    FAQs Are firefighters’ risks for certain types of cancer significantly higher? Firefighters’ risks are significantly higher for some specific types of cancer than the general population. In 2013, NIOSH researchers reported a two-fold excess of malignant mesothelioma, a very rare cancer.
    2019 PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Application
    12/04/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
    The PA AFL-CIO Scholarship essay contest information is attached below.
    Merry Christmas
    12/03/18 - IAFF Local 1164
    Fire Chief Dave Heavener, Santa and Mrs.
    SPECIAL MEETING
    12/03/18 - IAFF 3711
    There will be a special meeting on Thursday December 6th at 1830 at the Union Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft contract to the members.  A ratification vote will take place at the regular December meeting on December 12th.
    Assisance from the IAFF Available
    12/03/18 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has treated more than 500 members struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress, complicated grief and other related behavioral health challenges. Exclusively for IAFF members, the Center provides a safe haven for members to talk with other brothers and sisters who have faced similar challenges.
    NLFD IS AWARDED THE LT. JOSEPH DIBERNARDO GRANT
    12/02/18 - New London Fire Fighters
    The NLFD was awarded the Joseph DiBernardo grant. This grant will provide our members with bailout kits and training for them. The Joseph DiBernardo foundation was started after Joseph succumbed to his injuries when he jumped out of a 5 story window during the Black Sunday Fire on November 22, 2011. To learn more, please go to: https://www.joeydfoundation.
    Diane Appleton's (wife of Dennis) Funeral Announcement
    12/02/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Dennis Appleton’s wife Diane on November 28th. A Celebration of DiDi's life will be held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St, St. Paul, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Visitation is 11am - 1pm, with Memorial Service at 1pm.
    18-1 Academy Graduation
    12/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening of Friday November, 30th a graduation ceremony was held for Academy Class 18-1 at Rocky Vista University. Congratulations to our new Probationary Firefighters!  We look forward to working with you all! https://www.southmetro.
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut California Fire Fighters Relief Fundraising Campaign
    12/01/18 - UPFFA
    UPFFA and Ct. United Ride - Hundred Club Presentation
    12/01/18 - UPFFA
    Fred Garrity, Executive Director of the Connecticut United Ride along with Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut President Peter Carozza make a check presentation to Bill Sydenham, Executive Director of the Hundred Club. The Club is one of the organizations that receive benefits from the Ct. United Ride. A complete list of all donations is listed below.
    John McGee - Certificate of Appreciation
    12/01/18 - UPFFA
    President Peter Carozza presents a certificate of appreciation to John McGee from Manchester Fire Fighters, Local 1579 IAFF for his recent retirement from the Manchester Fire Department.
    Friday Update 11-30-18
    11/30/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Latigo Way Structure Fire
    11/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018, Local members responded to a house fire on Latigo Lane in Parker. Smoke was visible from the garage when crews arrived, and the homeowner confirmed that all family members were safe and accounted for. Members quickly extinguished a small fire in the garage and conducted searches inside the home for extension, none was found.
    Skin Cancer Screenings
    11/29/18 - IAFF Local 739
    Skin Cancer Screenings The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 would like to thank Dr. Christine Kannler for coming out and conducting skin cancer screenings for our members.  We greatly appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to help our members stay ahead of cancer. Thank you Dr. Kannler.
    Detroit police questioned over delayed response to murder scene
    11/29/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
    https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/detroit-police-questioned-over-delayed-response-to-murder-scene.
    Hank Jandrich Assistance Request
    11/28/18 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 was contacted by Constance Jandrich, wife of retired FEO Henry (HANK) Jandrich.  She is looking for volunteers to home visit with Hank in January and February for 2 hour shift. To sign up for Home visits with Hank Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. Please post/pass this invite along to others who may be interested in helping.
    Station 32 Reopening
    11/28/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Ready to roll! The newly completed Firehouse 32 located at Orchard Road and Quebec Street was placed in service this morning. There was a brief flag ceremony, a performance by the South Metro Fire Pipes and Drums and a traditional "push in" of the apparatus.
    Toys for Tots
    11/28/18 - IAFF Local 739
    Toys for Tots Lynn Local 739 has again partnered with the US Marine Corps for our annual Toys for Tots drive.  We are accepting new, unwrapped gifts at all of our firehouses.  Any questions please contact Paul Tucker, E3/D2.  Thank you.
    December Union Meeting & Voting
    11/28/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place at the Union Offices (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. We will have Choir Practice for the morning meeting on December 6th at 8:30 am at Rome's (785 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80223).
    2019 Local 1826 BI-Monthly Meeting Schedule
    11/28/18 - IAFF 1826
                  2019 Local 1826 BI-Monthly Meeting Schedule 1. February 28th, 2019. 2. April 25th, 2019. 3. June 27th, 2019. 4. August 29th, 2019. 5. October 31st, 2019. 6. December 5th, 2019 Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meetings are held at the SWFL International Airport Training Center.
    Local 1014 Election Results
    11/27/18 - IAFF Local 1014
    Toys for Tots
    11/26/18 - Plymouth Fire Local 1768
    The Plymouth Fire Department and Plymouth Firefighters Local 1768 announced their twelfth annual Toys for Tots drive. Toys can be dropped off  until Dec. 21 to Station 1 Headquarters,  114 Sandwich St. , and Station 6 Cedarville,  2209 State Road . All toys must be unwrapped to ensure proper distribution for each child's gender and age.
    Lake Firefighters to Debut New Rescue Me Calendar
    11/26/18 - IAFF Local 3990
    The Professional Firefighters of Lake County are debuting our all new Rescue Me wall calendar for 2019. The calendar features pictures of our firefighters with animals from the Lake County Animal Shelter and our firetrucks. The calendar is only $10 and all proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Lake County Animal Shelter to help pets find a furever home.
    Saint Paul Fire Foundation Raising Funds For Those Impacted At Payne Avenue Explosion
    11/26/18 - IAFF Local 21
    https://stpaulfirefoundation.org/make-a-gift/.
    Chief Barron Retirement
    11/25/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Battalion Chief Ron Barron who retired today after 35 years serving the south metro community. Family, friends and fellow Local members gathered at Firehouse 41 in Parker this morning to honor Chief Barron with a flag ceremony.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    2018 Christmas Ornament
    11/25/18 - Waterbury Fire Fighters Association
    The 2018 Christmas Ornament is now available. This year we are featuring the patch for Station 2.
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