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Head of largest federal employee union calls for 4% pay raise in 2015

AFGE president says President Obama must send strong show of support for federal workforce WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today called on President Obama to provide federal employees with a 4% pay raise next year.
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IAFF #2866 Breast Cancer Awareness
07/29/16 - IAFF Local 2866
Fayetteville Firefighters Local 2866 is raising money for our first breast cancer awareness program, WE STAND TOGETHER. As firefighters we believe in brotherhood and we do everything we can to take care of each other like we are family. Our family goes further than the firehouse and extends into the community where we work and live.
Aug. 2nd 2016 Endorsements
07/29/16 - IAFF Local 73
Local 73 - August 2nd endorsements.  US Senator - (R) Roy Blunt Governor - (D) Chris Koster Lieutenant Governor - (D) Russ Carnahan Secretary of State - (D) Robin Smith State Treasurer - (R) Eric Schmitt State Rep. 76th District - (D) Joshua Peters State Rep. 77th District - (D) Steve Roberts State Rep. 79th District - (D) Michael Butler State Rep.
Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
07/29/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Jerry Toney, E-32-B-shift.   Congratulations Jerry! Our Burn Foundation is partnering with the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol to host a fall golf tournament for Dave Repsher. Dave is a Copper Mountain Ski Patroller and a flight nurse for Flight for Life Colorado based at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.
4F Charitable Golf Tournament
07/28/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Philadelphia Fire LODD
07/28/16 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in the Philadelphia Fire Department and IAFF Local 22 on the Line of Duty Death of Gabe Lee.
Dewey Henry Scholarship Awards
07/28/16 - IAFF Local 1403
Congratulations to the recipients of the Local 1403 Dewey Henry Scholarship. Local 1403 is proud of our members families and their accomplishments.
IAFF Local 42 Night at KC Royals
07/28/16 - IAFF Local 42
Group 4 - Workig Fire - Box 368 - 46 VanNess Road - 7/28/16
07/27/16 - Belmont Fire Fighters
At 1844 Belmont Fire Alarm received a call reporting a garage fire. Box 368 was struck, initial response was Engine 2, Ladder 1 and C3. Engine 1 cleared a medical shortly after the initial alarm and responded. On arrival a Working Fire was ordered by Captain Gardiner. The fire was knocked down quickly and no extension to the adjacent house.
Firefighters union works to get ID kits for kids
07/27/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Oxford firefighter Kevin Snell (left) and Lindon Palushaj, co-owner of the 24th Street Sports Tavern, are teaming up to keep local children safe. More than 800,000 children go missing or are abducted each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
DFD Local 858 Chili Cook-Off - Sept 30th
07/27/16 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Check out the attached flyer and rules and regulations.  Come out and support Local 858 and MDA.
Westminster Golf Tournament
07/27/16 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Mark your calendars, Westminster Firefighters will host their inaugural CPFF Golf Tournament, September 9th at Hyland Hills Gold Course with a 8:00 am shotgun start.  Come out and support our Brothers and Sisters from Local 2889.  Please see the attached flyer.
Missoula Fire implementing new CPR standards
07/27/16 - IAFF Local 271
The Missoula Fire Department is taking on new CPR standards, hoping to save more lives than ever before. Beginning on Tuesday, the Department started training the new standards, with an emphasis on saving more patients from cardiac arrest.
Local 858 Brewfest at Chain Reaction Brewery
07/27/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Brothers and Sisters, L858 has partnered with Chain Reaction Brewery to craft a custom brew for the upcoming 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off. All members are invited to partake in the crafting of this beer. The event will take place September 6, 2016, 1000 hrs at Chain Reaction Brewery, located at 902 So. Lipan St.
2016 Sarah's Ride
07/27/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Brothers and Sisters, friends and family will you join us for the 7th Annual Sarah's Ride? Over the past 7 years we have joined together. First, to support Sarah and her family then after loosing our sister we rode to remember and honor her memory. We created a scholarship to Camp Fully Involved that has given nearly 20 young women the chance to experience firefighting first hand.
Montpelier FD Job Opening
07/26/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Hot Car Safety
07/26/16 - IAFF Local 902
Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren't used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes.
FIREFIGHTER OLYMPICS SOCCER 2016
07/26/16 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
in their 1st year to play in the Olympics, The Richardson Firefighters won Bronze in the 2016 Firefighter Olympics in Conroe.
FIREFIGHTER OLYMPICS SOFTBALL 2016
07/26/16 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
Endorsements
07/26/16 - IAFF Local 2819
Brothers and sisters, with primary election ballots hitting mailboxes statewide I write to remind you that representatives from WSCFF local affiliates convened in Vancouver in June and voted to endorse the following federal and statewide candidates.  Before the 77th Annual WSCFF Convention, your legislative team and District Representatives thoroughly vetted these candidates.
Save the Date
07/26/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
Politics
07/26/16 - IAFF 1826
The Charleston 9
07/26/16 - PFFA
Ladies and Gentlemen, The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Fire Department is honored to be hosting Dr. David Griffin on August 11 -13th.  Dr. Griffin is a Captain with the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston, South Carolina.  Dr.
Female Fire and EMS Forum
07/25/16 - IAFF Local 21
Female Fire and EMS Forum: The City of Saint Paul is hosting a Female Fire and EMS Forum on August 10, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Saint Paul Fire Training Center located at 1683 Energy Park Drive in Saint Paul. If you are interested in a career in the fire service, please come and have all your questions answered.
Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
07/25/16 - New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association
Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED
07/25/16 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
HI all, I wanted to reach out because here at Leland's campaign we're beginning to prepare for GOTV and I wanted to reach out to you and your members now and periodically leading up to GOTV to see if anyone is interested in helping the campaign get out the vote in the first week of September.
Featured Affiliated UPFFA Local - July 2016
07/25/16 - UPFFA
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut Each month we will feature the Web Site of an affiliated local of the UPFFA and ask that you take a moment to visit the site listed below: Featured Web Site for July 2016: New London Fire Fighters, Local 1522, IAFF http://www.newlondonfirefightersunion.
Local 876 70th Anniversary
07/25/16 - IAFF 3711
We have been invited to Local 876's 70th Anniversary party on August 7th.  Please see the attched flyer for info.
Local 3711 BBQ
07/25/16 - IAFF 3711
Our Local 3711 BBQ will be on Saturday August 13th on Long Lake begining at 1300.  Bring the whole family for some burgers, hotdogs and drinks.
2016 Annual Picnic
07/25/16 - IAFF Local 42
IRS Form 1095-C
07/25/16 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
March 2015  Last week we mailed out the Form 1095-C for all Employees enrolled in the Benefits Fund in 2015. This form was an IRS requirement for all employers with more than 50 employees and is a direct result of the Affordable Health Care Act. The form is you and your dependents proof of health insurance for your 2015 tax return.
MSCFF Working for Senator Blunt
07/24/16 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Overdose Prevention Trainings at Boston Firehouses
07/24/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
Dear Community Partners, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services Director Jennifer Tracey invite you to community overdose prevention trainings hosted in neighborhood Boston firehouses. Please see a flyer attached.
City Council Special Meeting - City Manager Appointment Statement
07/22/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
The Local has been present at many of the Council Study Sessions over the last one plus year as the City Council and Mayor complete a national search for a new City Manager.  On Thursday, July 22, 2016 the Council voted 5 - 3 to appoint one of the top three candidates (Rob Patridge).  This then moved to a second reading which was conducted today.
Rates of PTSD in Fire Fighters
07/22/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that you will definitely go on to develop PTSD.
August 2nd Voting Information
07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Voting Information For Livonia Residence click link below https://www.ci.livonia.mi.us/Departments/CityClerksOffice/VoteLivonia.
Yes To Livonia By Mayor Dennis Wright
07/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
Here are the reasons set forth by Mayor Dennis Wright encouraging Livonia residents to vote YES in August as published in Friday Musings We all have great reasons for choosing Livonia - great services, location, schools, youth programs, small-town atmosphere, etc.
Thank you to long time supporter Scotiabank
07/22/16 - IAFF 323
July, 2016 - Many thanks to Scotiabank for their recent $15,000 donation to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. Scotiabank is a pillar of support to our Charitable Society, helping us give back to our community with highly-valued sponsorships.
Convention Resolutions
07/22/16 - IAFF Local 51
Good Afternoon L51, Attached are the 2016 IAFF Convention resolutions as submitted.  They have NOT been properly formatted.  They are in their original form and may not contain all of the co-sponsors.  If we get cleaner copies before our July 12th caucus I will try and update you.  We will thoroughly discuss each one at our caucus.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for all online orders
07/21/16 - Foxborough Professional Fire Fighters
PLEASE ALLOW 3-4 WEEKS PROCESSING FOR ALL ONLINE ORDERS. THEY ARE FILLED AND SHIPPED ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS BETWEEN DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE FIRE STATION.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
2016 EMS Open House
07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
June 4, 2016 – The Cunningham Fire Protection District held their annual Open House at Station 63 on Saturday. The public came out to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus and enjoy sandwiches from Firehouse Subs.
Residential Structure Fire
07/21/16 - Cunningham Fire Fighters
May 28, 2016 – At 14:35 Cunningham and South Metro Firefighters were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 18655 East Progress Place.  The 911 caller reported a fire in the garage that they were trying to extinguish.  First arriving Engine 62 sized up a small, one story, single family dwelling with smoke showing from the garage.
PFFV Fire Fighters Endorse Matt Dunne for Governor
07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
O On Monday July 18th the PFFV announced their enforsement of Matt Dunne for Governor of Vermont. Matt is a proven leader who knows the challenges that face our members, and the understands the challenges that face Vermont. He has stood with firefighters on bills that protect our health and well being, and supports issues important to labor.
L-856 MDA A. Michael Mullane Night at the Fisher Cats
07/21/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Local 1826 Gathering
07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
To all Local 1826 Members, Please join your fellow Brothers and Sisters for a gathering at Twin Peaks, 16411 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, Fl. 33913. 239-245-9559.
Voter Registration and Vote By Mail Information
07/21/16 - IAFF 1826
MDA: Fill the Boot Event - 7/24
07/21/16 - IAFF Local 2180
The Chula Vista Fire Department MDA Fill the Boot is approaching! Who: Chula Vista Fire Department members and their families What: MDA Fill the Boot When: Sunday July 24, 2016 (B Shift) Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre 1730-? Why: to raise much needed money to help families affected by muscular dystrophy Please bring a boot to fill, Class B uniform and helmet.
Coffee time
07/20/16 - IAFF Local F283
Thank you to all who came out for coffee and breakfast at McNamara's pub. It was great to see everyone and be able to catch up. Our next breakfast will be happening soon. Different venue and different work group numbers.
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

 
 
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