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  • March 26, 2019
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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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    Annual "BATTLE OF THE BRAVEST"
    03/26/19 - Lets Fire Cancer
    On Sunday March 24, 2019 the 5th Annual Battle of the Bravest Charity Hockey Game was held. Fire Fighters from across Broome County, New York came together once again to battle it out on the ice for Cancer Research. This years event raised a total of $11,966. with 100% of the proceeds going to established, promising cancer research. The five year total from this event now stands at $42,167.
    2nd Annual Community Prayer Service for First Responders
    03/25/19 - Suncoast Firefighters
    Save the Date! 2nd Annual Community Prayer Service for First Responders Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 3 p.m. St. David’s Episcopal Church 401 South Broadway Englewood, FL 34223 941-474-3140 The First Ecumenical Prayer Service for First Responders was hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church this past May, followed by light refreshments.
    6th District VP Mike Hurley elected Mayor of Burnaby
    03/25/19 - IAFF 323
    From Fire Fighter Quarterly, Fall 2018 issue – After a powerful election campaign using the IAFF’s trademark gold and black, 6th District Vice President Mike Hurley was elected Mayor of Burnaby, British Columbia, in the October 20 election.
    2nd ALARM FIRE 95 TRUMBULL ST
    03/25/19 - New London Fire Fighters
    On March 12th, the NLFD responded to a fire on 95 Trumbull St. On arrival, the entirety of the building was on fire. The battalion chief called for a defensive attack since this was a vacant building that was known to be hazardous. Fire was knocked down using a combination of aerial streams and ground 2 1/2" hose lines. For more pictures and video, please see the NLFD twitter page.
    IAFF Financial Corp. Webinar
    03/25/19 - IAFF 1826
    Are you preparing for retirement or recently retired and concerned about market volatility with your retirement accounts? Join the IAFF Financial Corporation (IAFF-FC) Tuesday, March 26 for a webinar on Responders First, an optional guaranteed supplemental lifetime income program available to you and your members through Security Benefit.
    2019 FPF Legislative Session Report, Week 3
    03/25/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing this report.
    Light Rail Training
    03/23/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Saturday morning March, 23rd Local members  and Lone Tree Police Officers responded to a training scenario on the new southeast rail line extension along I-25 between Lincoln Avenue and RidgeGate Parkway. The mock incident involved a light rail vs. pedestrian accident on a bridge with a person trapped underneath and multiple people injured on the train from a hard braking.
    Retired FF Daniel Waters
    03/23/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF D/O Daniel Waters on 03/19/2019. Daniel was hired with MDFR on 03/06/1978 and retired 07/31/2006. Most of you know him from the airport where he served proudly. He was 70 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Services will be held at Vista Funeral Home 5755 .N.W. 142 St. Miami Lakes. Tuesday 3/26/19 viewing is between 4-8PM. Wednesday church services at 930 am.
    Tomorrow Dist 1 canvas with Somma
    03/22/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Tomorrow we’ll be out from 10-1 for a canvas of District 1 with Somma.  All invited, meet @ the union hall @ 10am.  If you can’t make tomorrow you can go to the 858 website (iaff858.org) and in the top right section of the homepage are the links to sign up for future dates coming up.
    March 19, 2019: UPFFA Delegates Meeting - VFW, West Hartford
    03/22/19 - UPFFA
    80hr HazMat Tech Class in Hutch
    03/22/19 - IAFF Local 135
    Hutchison Fire Department is hosting a 80hr HazMat Tech Class April 1st - 12th.  This class comes with ProBoard Certification upon completion of the class.  If you would like to attain this certification or need the certification I beleive there is no charge for the class.
    Friday Update 3-22-19
    03/22/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    Important Updates and New Voting Initiative
    03/21/19 - International Association of Firefighters
    MEMBERS: Read the article titled "March 2019 Labor Management Meeting" in the President's Corner for important updates.
    City Chapter MOU for ‘Paramedic EMT-I Compensation for required off duty training’ to be presented for membership approval at Special Meeting 3/28/19 at 1:00p.m.
    03/21/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
    Rockland Firefighters Golf Tournament
    03/21/19 - Rockland Fire Fighters
    The Rockland Firefighters are hosting our first Golf Tournament at the Ridder Farm Golf Course in East Bridgewater on Wednesday May 22, 2019.
    Fire Marshal Promotion
    03/21/19 - IAFF Local 801
    Congratulations to our newly promoted Fire Marshal of the City of Danbury Terrace Timan. Terry became a Firefighter in July of 2004 assigned to the D Platoon where he spent most of his career until he was sworn in as a Deputy Fire Marshal on January 6th, 2016. Terry now Takes on the duties of Fire Marshal for the City of Danbury as of March 7th, 2019.
    DFM Promotion
    03/21/19 - IAFF Local 801
    Congratulations to our newly promoted Deputy Fire Marshal Paul Rozzi.
    Are we truly a strong union?
    03/20/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hello all members, this post comes from your Public Relations Director James Burkhalter E-11 A Shift. Normally I send out emails In regards to events, and exciting things happening within our union.  I wanted to write this so that you would ask yourself, are you satisfied with your union and your involvement as a member of Local 858.
    2019 Promotees
    03/20/19 - IAFF Local 4349
    RSF Local 4349 Firefighters would like to congratulate this years recent promoted members.
    Lee County Chili Challenge
    03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this event.
    FPF Survey
    03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
    To all Local 1826 Members, Please see attachment containing information on this FPF Survey.
    2019 MDA Boot Drive
    03/20/19 - IAFF 1826
    Hello, Local 1826!! I know everyone is anxiously awaiting after San Carlos went out this past weekend…..WELL… YOU ALL DID IT, OVER $250,000 raised for MDA and our local families in SWFL! I am still waiting on final bank totals, which I should have back late this week and will send out your final newsletter to show everyone’s official totals.
    Windermere Circle Structure Fire
    03/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 06:16 on Tuesday March 19th, Local members were dispatched to a working residential structure fire in the 7800 block of S. Windermere Circle.  PIO 10 was in the area investigating the source of the smoke and found a working strucutre fire.  Local members arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire.  All searches were negative and the cause is under investigation.
    HFD Baby Boom!
    03/19/19 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
    HAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT BABY BOOM! Congratulations to the members of the Hamden Fire Department and Local 2687 on the welcomed additions to the HFD family in the past year. Pictured above are: From Left to Right: FF Tim Doyle with daughter Julia. Lt. Dave Wood with with daughter Abby. FF Larry Deburra with daughters Lydia and Madelyn. Lt. Rich Lennon with son Hudson.
    SFD 2nd Annual EMS Symposium
    03/19/19 - PFFA
    10th Annual Fire Ops 101
    03/19/19 - Florida Prof. Fire Fighters District 2
    2019 Retiree Luncheon Raffle Tickets
    03/18/19 - IAFF local 1289
    Raffle tickets are available for purchase through the link below. 1 ticket = 5$. 20 tickets = 100$ if you have any questions pleast contact Craig Stone (209) 550-1016. Thank you 
    PTSD Coverage Update
    03/18/19 - UPFFA
    Thursday, the Labor and Public Employees Committee voted SB 164 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “PERSONAL INJURY” UNDER THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION STATUTES by a vote of 12-2.
    County Funded Pay Study
    03/18/19 - IAFF Local 3666
    Media Contact: Katie Nash 301.524.9142 knash@greenwillgroup.
    Boston Firefighters Battle 9 Alarm Fire
    03/16/19 - Boston Fire Fighters
    https://www.bostonherald.
    Trenton Way 2nd Alarm Multi Family Structure Fire
    03/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On Friday, March 15 at 3:56 p.m., Local 2086 members responded to a second alarm structure fire at 2172 S. Trenton Way. Crews arrived on scene to find flames coming out of the third floor balcony of building 2 in the Covington on Cherry Creek Apartments. Members began a transitional attack by fighting fire from the outside.
    2019 IAFF Legislative Conference- Washington, DC
    03/15/19 - UPFFA
    Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut IAFF with a strong showing at the 2019 IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington DC Working today and every day for Connecticut Fire Fighters on the Local, State and National levels Thank you to the Connecticut IAFF Locals who attended.
    Friday Update 3-15-19
    03/15/19 - IAFF Local 1014
    North Hampton's Hiring
    03/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
    Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT The North Hampton Fire & Rescue is accepting resumes to fill a Firefighter/Paramedic or AEMT position. This position is responsible for providing fire prevention, suppression and Emergency Medical Services to the Town of North Hampton.  Applicants should be a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic or Advanced EMT.
    Bomb Cyclone Blizzard Video
    03/15/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Check out the video below showing Local 2086 members responding to calls during the historic Bomb Cyclone that brouhgt ferocious wind, snow, and blizzard conditions on Wednesday, March 13th. https://www.youtube.com/watch.
    CFD HOCKEY UPDATES
    03/14/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
    Metro Fire Hockey Tournament   The 11th Annual Metro Fire Hockey Tournament will be held March 31st through April 7th at the O'Brien Rink 55 Locust St Woburn Ma. 14 Teams from at least 16 Fire Departments from around the Metro Fire Area will play in this years tournament. Full Schedule is attached.
    100th Anniversary of the Opening of Malden’s Central Fire Station
    03/14/19 - IAFF Local 902
    The Malden Fire Department invites members of the public to attend a ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of Malden's Central Fire Station on Salem Street at the corner of Sprague Street on Sunday, March 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM.
    Aluminum Cans For Burned Children
    03/14/19 - Northern Ohio Fire Fighters
    Reminder - Somma Fundraiser Event
    03/14/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Reminder -- Fundraiser for Somma's road to Denver Council District 1 is tomorrow night!!! Join us Friday night at Illegal Pete's at 1851 W. 38th Ave. from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for a night to raise money for Mike Somma's City Council Campaign. Food, drink tickets and live music will be provided.
    March 2019 News
    03/13/19 - Waco Firefighters
    Local-478 News March 2019 Welcome!       Thanks for checking out the website and the updates that have been made. We just wanted to take a few minutes to help announce some of the things that are currently happening in our Local, for those that have been unable to make monthly meetings, and others that we have been unable to visit with yet.
    Ret Lt. Pat Coleman
    03/13/19 - IAFF Local 51
    It is with great sorrow that the EPFD informs of the passing of Ret. LT. Pat Coleman. Patrick Joseph Coleman, 78 passed away on January 23, 2019, resting peacefully in his El Paso, TX home surrounded by his children and loved ones. Born August 3, 1940, to William and Cordelia Coleman, El Paso, TX.
    Greater KC AFL-CIO Scholarship App
    03/13/19 - IAFF Local 42
    Download Androide App here.  Download iOS App here.
    Newton Golf Tournament Curt Mohr
    03/13/19 - IAFF Local 135
    Newton Fire is hosting their annual Benefit Golf Tournament with the proceeds going to Curt Mohr.
    MPFFU Member Orientation Class May 7, 2019
    03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    Orientation class for newer members.  This class is free and at the same location as education seminar.  This includes lunch and is from 10:00-13:00.
    MPFFU Educational Leadership Seminar
    03/12/19 - West Bloomfield Professional Fire Fighters Union
    MPFFU-IAFF Educational Leadership Seminar on May 07 and 08, 2019.  All members are welcome to attend.
    St Paddy's Day Parade/ Poker Tournament/858 Summer picnic camping trip
    03/11/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Hi all members, thanks for your patience in waiting for the St Paddy's day parade details, we just got our staging information this evening. You can meet us at the union hall @ 7am this Saturday the 16th, we will ride the antique rig down to staging. You can also meet us around 8:30 in Lot A of the Coors Field parking lots entering off 33rd & Blake.
    Boots on Capitol Hill
    03/11/19 - IAFF Local 1403
    Last week members of Local 1403 where in the Capitol courtyard were 500 pairs of empty boots, each representing Florida firefighters who died of or are battling cancer. It’s a somber reminder that these brave men and women are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general public.
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