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Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser
06/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Save your lunch plans for Friday!  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages members to participate in a Spaghetti Lunch fundraiser being sponsored by the El Paso Police Wives Association to benefit MVRC Officer Munoz and his family.   The spaghetti lunch will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Angel D.
GoFundMe Account - Baby Licon Funeral Expenses
06/23/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association asks that you please keep Officer R. Licon and the entire Licon family, and all others affected by the tragic loss of baby Azrael E. Licon, in your thoughts and prayers. A GoFundMe account has been established for those who wish to assist Officer Licon's family with the funeral related expenses.  Thank you.
Corporal Selection MOU 6-21-17
06/21/17 - Bellingham Police Guild
FOPOhio to Legislators: Reconsider Cuts to Local Government Funds
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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FOPOhio Supports Increase in Hunting Fees
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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Littleton Police Officer Missing in Russia - Help Needed
06/20/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Brothers & Sisters, Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police officer with the Littleton Police Department and a member of the FOP. Steven has gone missing during an expedition to climb Mt Elbrus. Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. Mt Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.
June 2017 Gendarme
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Fundraiser for PO Jared Scheel
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
There will be a benefit held for injured Police Officer Jared Scheel on Monday, July 10th, 2017 between 5pm-7pm, at Bartolino’s Osteria located at 2103 Sulphur Avenue.    Jared was injured in the line of duty in 2013.  After many different doctors and surgeries, he is unable to return back to duty.
Lower Valley park renamed after fallen police officer
06/16/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Carolina Recreation Center and Park in the Lower Valley was renamed to 'Officer David Ortiz Park' on Wednesday (June 14, 2017). City Council Representative Lily Limón and the City of El Paso Parks Department hosted the ceremony early Wednesday morning. Officer Ortiz graduated from Ysleta High School in 1989.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer Stephen Dyess
06/16/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Stephen B. Dyess #372. who passed away on June 14, 2017 at the age of 67.     (Ret.) Officer Dyess served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 20+ years.  He joined the El Paso Police Department in June of 1973 and retired on December 10, 1993.
Guthrie Raffle to benifit the famly of fallen Deputy David Wade
06/08/17 - Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police
Letter to CLEAT Members from David Saucedo
06/08/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
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Community supports El Paso police officer captured dancing at Texas Special Olympics
06/06/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer is being recognized for his dance moves.  Police Officer Jesus Hernandez has been praised since video of him dancing with one of the athletes at the Texas Special Olympics went viral.
Everett Police Officers Association endorses Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett
06/03/17 - Everett Police Officers Association
The EPOA is proud to endorse Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett! A new vision for Everett and working towards making Everett safe again. https://www.briansullivanforeverett.
Everett Police for Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett
06/03/17 - Everett Police Officers Association
The Everett Police Officers Association is proud to endorse Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett. A new vision for Everett and let's make Everett SAFE again.  https://www.briansullivanforeverett.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - May 31, 2017
06/01/17 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
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2017 Steel Challenge
05/30/17 - Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association
The winners of the 2017 Steel Challenge were:  Men's Pistol - Jared Overby Women's Pistol - Mary Grace McMahon  Senior's - Robert Sutton  Revolver - Mike Pascoe  Junior's- Duncan Cline  Three Gun - Mike Pascoe  Law Enforcement - Mike Pascoe  Below is a link to the scores.
Region II (MVRC) News
05/30/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
  Officers of the great Mission Valley Regional Command, as most of you know, our EPMPOA Valley Representative transferred from the Valley Station.  Officer Joe Olvera transferred to the Pebble Hills Regional Command and vacated the position.
General Membership Meeting
05/28/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Fellow Members:    As you know, there have been big changes in the leadership of our state and local governments, as well as within our own Department.  Chief O’Toole has been a welcomed change, and our relationship with the Mayor’s Office is developing.
Police say off-duty Border Patrol agent has died
05/22/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An off-duty Border Patrol agent stabbed outside a far east El Paso bar has died, police said. Isaac Morales, 30, was leaving a bar early Saturday when he was confronted by 39-year-old Hisaias Justo Lopez, who is accused of stabbing Morales to death with a knife. KFOX 14 Update:  A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales.
El Paso police officers running across Texas for kids
05/22/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Some of El Paso's bravest are on an epic run across the state. These police officers are on an important mission for the Special Olympics. "The kids are counting on us to get there to Arlington. The games will not start until the torch gets there," said Jesus Hernandez.  Hernandez is an officer with the El Paso Police Department. He's also one of the runners.
Bryan Rychner Burnsville PD Farewell Open House
05/16/17 - South Metro MN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14
After 14 years of dedicated service, please join us in wishing Bryan farewell! WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 30 from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. CHIEF GIESEKE TO SPEAK @ 5:30 P.M. WHERE: JC’s SPORTS BAR - 251 W.
394 Fallen Officers Honored During DC's Police Week Vigil
05/15/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honored 394 officers who have died in the line of duty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke at the event and lead the crowd in the candle lighting. "We mourn these fallen officers. We cannot avoid this dark truth," Sessions said.
A Nation Mourns and Never Forgets – Police Week 2017
05/14/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
They are mothers and fathers. Husbands and wives. Sons and daughters. They are police, deputies, constables, troopers, special agents, chiefs, and sheriffs. They are our colleagues, protectors, and friends. But there is one word that fits them all....Hero! Not because of how they died, but because of how they lived.
State & Local Lodge Release Statements on Tragic Murder of Kirkersville Chief Disario
05/12/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Ohio Fraternal Order of Police President Jay McDonald released the following statement today: "This morning Chief Steven Eric Disario responded to reports of an active gunman at a nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio and was shot by the suspect. He succumbed to the wounds at Licking Memorial Hospital.
FOP of Ohio Launches #MoveOver Campaign
05/11/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Columbus, OH [5/10/17] – The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP) held a press conference today with State Representatives Tom Patton and Brigid Kelly who introduced a bill that would stiffen penalties for motorists who fail to move over for stopped traffic.
Funeral Services for Retired Officer George H. Garza
05/03/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer George H. Garza #822.  He passed away on May 3, 2017 at the young age of 56.     (Ret.) Officer Garza served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 29+ years, most of it spent working out of the Mission Valley Regional Command Center.
Juárez officer killed, 1 other hurt in shooting
05/02/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Juárez police officer was killed and another was wounded in an attack outside a convenience store Wednesday morning just west of downtown, officials said.
4th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run
05/01/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 4th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run, this year sponsored by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  There will be a 1 Mile walk, a 5K run and a 10K run. The race will start at 1513 N. Zaragoza Rd. For additional information, or to register, visit www.raceadventuresunlimited.com or contact Mike Coulter at (915) 274-5222.
Raffle to support NHDOC Officer's child
04/26/17 - New Hampshire Police Association
Signed Tom Brady Super Bowl LI Helmet Fundraiser Constantine Salce Constantine is the 9 year old son of Correctional Officer Dominic Salce and his wife Lu.  Constantine was born with the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.
“Line of Duty” - written and performed by Jon Secada and Joel Someillan
04/26/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
SLPOA meeting Wednesday
04/25/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Members, The next General Membership meeting of the St. Louis Police Officers' Association is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7pm.  Acting Police Commissioner Lt Col O’Toole will address those in attendance.
Colorado Law Enforcement Social in DC During Police Week
04/24/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
If you are Colorado Law Enforcement and are planning on being in Washington DC during "National Police Week 2017".....You are all invited.
El Paso police shoot man during traffic stop
04/20/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer shot a man who allegedly took out a handgun during a traffic stop late Wednesday in the Northeast, a police spokesman said. The wounded man was taken to University Medical Center of El Paso. His condition was unknown. The shooting occurred soon after 11:40 p.m.
Colorado FOP's PTSD Workers' Comp Bill Passes Senate and Sent to Governor
04/19/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Today, 04/19/17 the Colorado FOP's PTSD Workers Comp bill (HB 17-1229) passed the full Colorado Senate unamended on 3rd and final reading.  The bill is on its way to the Governor for signing. We are working with the Governor's office for a special signing.
"We Remember" Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas - In El Paso
04/19/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department along with the U.S. Border Patrol (El Paso Sector) will host the “We Remember” Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas on Thursday, April 20, 2017.   Everyone is invited to participate with the Trek Riders for a bicycle ride beginning at 1:30 PM at Bill Burnett Dr. and Gateway West Blvd. (located between Eastlake and Joe Battle in far east El Paso).
Indebted to Some Very Brave People
04/14/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
By Paul Kelly, President, San Jose POA In the past, I don’t remember a lot of “Good Samaritan” stories in which law enforcement officers were helped or saved by citizens doing the right thing. But I am happy and grateful to say this year seems to be different.
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04/14/17 - UE Local 222, CILU-CIPU
FOP's PTSD Workers Comp Bill Advances in Colorado Senate
04/13/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Yesterday, 04/12/17 the Colorado FOP's PTSD Workers Comp bill (HB 17-1229) passed the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee unamended.  The committee vote (6 yes and 1 no) was overwhelmingly in favor of moving this very important bill forward.
In reversal, El Paso officer to be on memorial
04/09/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The name of an El Paso police motorcycle officer killed while escorting a funeral will be added to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial next month after initially being excluded. Officer Adrian Arellano, 39, was killed when his police motorcycle was hit by a car while working off-duty escorting a funeral procession on March 18, 2015.
Report on National FOP Executive Board Meeting with President Trump
04/08/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 the National Executive Board was invited to meet with President Donald J Trump.  After the meeting was scheduled we learned that Vice President Spence and  Attorney General Sessions requested to be in the meeting with us as well.
CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY TO URGE THEM TO SUPPORT COLORADO’S FIRST RESPONDERS.
04/08/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY TO URGE THEM TO SUPPORT COLORADO’S FIRST RESPONDERS.
April 2017 Gendarme
04/04/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Texas deputy constable fatally shot; suspect at large
04/04/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A local law enforcement leader is dead after being shot behind the Baytown courthouse about 7 a.m. Monday, police said. The suspected shooter remains at large, leading to a lockdown in the area. Clint Greenwood, assistant chief deputy with the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office, was arriving to work when someone opened fire on him.
SLPOA Endorsements - April 4th Election
04/03/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
SLPOA ENDORSEMENTS Proposition 1 – YES Proposition 2 – YES Proposition A – NO Proposition B – NO Proposition C – NO Mayor – Lyda Krewson Comptroller – Darlene Green Ald. Ward 5 – Tammika Hubbard Ald. Ward 7 – Jack Coatar Ald. Ward 11 – Sarah Wood Martin Ald. Ward 13 – Beth Murphy Ald.
Prop 1 and 2
03/31/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Media Release
03/31/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
MEDIA RELEASE For Comments Contact: Jeff Roorda at 314.420.3861  St. Louis Police Officers Association Endorses Soccer Proposal  St. Louis, Missouri (March 31, 2017) – The St. Louis Police Officers Association (SLPOA) formally announced today their endorsement of Proposition 1 & 2 on Tuesday's ballot in St. Louis City.
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    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

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    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.

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  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

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  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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