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Lynn Relief Association Meetings
10/23/18 - IAFF Local 739
Lynn Fire Relief Association will be holding a meeting on Monday 03 December 2018 at 2000 in The Broadway Fire Station. The purpose of the meeting is in accordance to Article V of the Relief Association By-Laws the purpose of nominating officers of the Association.
10/23/18 - New London Fire Fighters
   On October 14th at approximately 19:00 hours, the NLFD responded to a second alarm fire on 91 Squire St. On arrival Engine 4 (in place of engine 1) met a 2.5 wood frame building with flames showing on the front of the 2nd and top floor. An aggressive attack was started on the 2nd floor. Units switched to a defensive attack due to fast fire extension in the attic and roof.
October 21, 2018: Wallingford Fire Department 150th Anniversary
10/23/18 - UPFFA
Wallingford Fire Department 150th Anniversary Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Toyota Oakdale Theater Pictured [L-R] Fire Fighter William Meade, Secretary, Local 1326, Deputy Fire Marshal Shock Baitch, President, Local 1326, Peter S.
10/23/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Attention County Chapter Members: In accordance with Article II, Section 4 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws membership approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the IAFF Local 244 and Bernalillo County is scheduled for the next General Membership Meeting on November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm.
Station 4 T-Shirts
10/23/18 - IAFF Local 21
"Attention SPFD personnel. Station 4 "House of Payne" T-shirts are now available to purchase for $20. Please contact Thad Albert or Andrew Bieze on the B shift for additional information.
IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
10/22/18 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
When Disaster Hits Home for Our Own Fires. Floods. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Civil Disturbances. When disasters strike, fire fighters are called to respond, even while their own families may be displaced and their homes damaged or destroyed.
Early Voting
10/22/18 - IAFF Local 51
Early Voting begins today use the link below to find your nearest voting location.  Go out and vote!  Attached you will also find a list of candidates endorsed by Local 51. https://epcountyvotes.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts
10/18/18 - IAFF Local 739
Pink Breast Cancer Shirts Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10 AM-12 Noon we will be selling Pink Breast Cancer shirts at our Broadway Firehouse at 424 Broadway. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirts are $20.00 each.
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 09-17-2018 | DFFA before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Video from 09-10-2018 | President Nevin before Detroit City Council Public Health and Safety Committee
10/17/18 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
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
August Roussell
10/13/18 - IAFF local 1289
We have attached a link that will provide updates on Alex Roussell’s child August in their time of need.  https://www.caringbridge.
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
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.
Ballot for IAFF Local 1431 Number Change
10/09/18 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
Access the Online Voting tab under Member Resources to cast your ballot to determine changing the Local's number from 1431 to its original 824 number when affiliated in 1945.
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.
Local 31 Endorsements
10/09/18 - IAFF Local 31
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
10/07/18 - New London Fire Fighters
The picture gallery for the NLFD members has been updated and can be viewed here.
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.
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October 23, 2018

AFGE Local 1920

Membership Meeting


 When: 1st Thursday

of every month

 Time: 5:00 p.m.

    Place: Bldg. 36000 Darnall Loop

Room 0521

Fort Hood, TX 76544

(Union Office)


Current Campaigns
  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

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