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2019 KSCFF 74th Annual Meeting
02/23/19 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
Members of the Kansas State Council of Firefighters.  The 74th Annual Meeting will be held in Coffeyville  June 5th - 8th.   Registration information is available here.  Golf registration form is located here.
Geneva Way Structure Fire
02/22/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 5:16 p.m. on Friday February 22nd, Local members responded to a residential garage fire in the 5200 block of South Geneva Way in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The 911 caller reported smoke and flames in the garage and safely evacuated. When members arrived, they observed soot stained garage doors and advanced a hose line for fire attack.
Friday Update 2-22-19
02/22/19 - IAFF Local 1014
CFD DRI-FIT SHIRTS AVAILABLE
02/22/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
CFD Dri-Fit shirts are available in red and black for $15.
Peer Fitness Class
02/22/19 - IAFF Local 2866
In conjunction with the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI), IAFF members are invited to attend a Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) course hosted by Fayetteville, AR Local 2866 and the Fayetteville Fire Department May 20-24, 2019.
Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired District Chief Dean Baerenwald
02/22/19 - IAFF Local 21
    Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of Retired District Chief Dean Baerenwald who passed away on February 18, 2019. Chief Baerenwald started with Saint Paul Fire Department on July 16, 1962 and retired on November 29, 1997. There will be a service this summer.
Peer Fitness Trainer Program
02/22/19 - Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association
IAFF peer fitness trainer program in Fayetteville May 20-24
Loss of Boulder Fire Captain
02/22/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
It is with heavy heart that Boulder Firefighters, Local 900, announces the passing
Mike Somma Canvass Training
02/22/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Now is the time to start walking for Mike! There will be canvass training for Mike Somma's campaign on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Fire Fighter Event Center located at 12 Lakeside Lane. We anticipate this training will last until 6:30. If you have any questions, please contact David Foster at davidfosteriaff858@gmail.com.
Concert to Benefit Local Firefighters
02/22/19 - IAFF Local #1945
KD and The Painkillers, a local Fort Collins Cover Band, will be playing a concert to benefit local firefighters.  The concert will take place at the Tilted Barrel Brew Pub in Loveland on Friday, Feb 22 from 7-10pm.  The first 20 firefighters in the doors will recieve a free beer! Please come out and enjoy some good music, a (free) beer, and support your local firefighters.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 – UPFFA of Ct. testifying in Support of Firefighters Work Weeks and Permanent Partial Disability & Pension Offsets
02/21/19 - UPFFA
Rich Hart, UPFFA of Ct., Director of Legislative & Political Affairs, testifying in support of SB-549 Firefighter Work Weeks & SB-660 Permanent Partial Disability & Pension Offsets.
Mattress Firm Special Pricing
02/21/19 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Brother & Sisters, We have been made aware of special pricing for mattresses through Mattress Firm’s Corporate office for fire fighters and their families. This special wholesale pricing can only be obtained by contacting Lothar “LT” Miller directly. His information is included on attachment. Thank you.
Local 21 Ski Day
02/20/19 - IAFF Local 21
Denver Fire Fighters need your support!
02/20/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
Local 858 members, please donate to Mike Somma; We need your help. Brother Mike Somma needs to see more financial support from our membership. Please invest in your career and give at least $50 to his campaign. Just follow the link at the top right of Local 858's page and click donate now.
2019 Cheers for Charity!
02/20/19 - Henrico Professional Firefighters Association
Brothers and Sisters, In conjunction with the Fireground Commander Conference, please join Strangeways Brewing and Henrico Professional Firefighters for a night of Cheers for Charity on March 11th at 6pm! 10% of sales will be donated to the Virginia Burn Camp. Smohk will be on site serving up your favorite BBQ and smoked foods that night.
John Wood Rememberance Ceremony
02/20/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Today marks the 38th anniversary of Firefighter John Wood’s line of duty death. Firefighter Wood suffered a heart attack on February 20, 1981 while fighting a wildland interface fire in Parker. This morning the SMFR Honor Guard placed flowers at the South Metro Memorial Plaza during a brief ceremony attended by family, friends and employees. https://www.southmetro.
Local 858 meets with F.I.R.E.
02/20/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
On January 29, 2019 Local 858’s Principal Officers met with the Executive Board of F.I.R.E. for a meet and greet. This was a very productive meeting that centered on how our organizations can support each other moving forward. The F.I.R.E. Executive Board is very dedicated to Local 858 and understands the importance of unification amongst all Local 858 members.
Glasgow Place Structure Fire with AFR
02/19/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On February 18, 2019 at approximately 15:05 Aurora 911 dispatched Aurora Fire Rescue to a residential structure fire at 22225 E. Glasgow Pl. near the Saddle Rock Golf Course in southeast Aurora. Dispatch alerted units en route that 911 caller reporting that the fire started in the garage and the house is now on fire.
2019 RETIREE FLORIDA REUNION
02/19/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
DFF Charitable Foundation Chili Cook-Off
02/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
On Friday, February 22, 2019 MYC will be hosting thier 3rd annual chili cook-off from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Fire Fighter Events Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. All proceeds will go to the Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. If you are interested in entering a crockpot of red or green chili, please contact Evan Soibelman (T-31-B) as soon as possible.
DFF Charitable Foundation Chili Cook-Off
02/19/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
This Friday, February 22, 2019 MYC will be hosting their 3rd annual chili cook-off from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Fire Fighter Event Center at 12 Lakeside Lane. All proceeds go towards the Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. You can enter a crockpot of red or green chili for $15 and also participate in a silent auction.
2018 SMFR Employee Recognition Ceremony
02/18/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
On Saturday February 9th, Local members gathered with other SMFR personnel for the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony.  https://www.southmetro.
2019 SCOTT FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE
02/18/19 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Dover's Hiring
02/18/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Use this link for more information: https://workable.
Retirees Get Together
02/18/19 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
The next retirees get together will be held at the Dante Club on Wednesday, March 3rd from 9 until noon.
Fire Fighter Day at the Capitol
02/18/19 - IAFF Local 51
March 5th is the deadline to make room reservations however there are only 6 rooms left.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible to be included in the group rate. ________________________ Our Fire Fighter Day at the Capitol is scheduled for March 26, 2019. On March 25, we will meet at 3:00 p.m.
Annual Budget Foreacast for 2019 - 2020
02/18/19 - IAFF Local 1805
Posted: 2/18/19 Annual Budget Forecast for 2019 - 2020
2019 PFFA Legislative Seminar
02/18/19 - PFFA
Highway 85 Structure Fire
02/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
At 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, several 911 callers reported a house on fire at 9442 N. Highway 85 in Douglas County. First arriving Battalion Chief 1 reported smoke showing from the 2nd floor of a small, single family home and confirmed with the occupants that everyone had safely evacuated without injuries. The area doesn’t have fire hydrants, so a large response included Tenders to truck large volumes of water to the scene.
I-25 MVA with Extrication
02/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Local members responded to Interstate 25 for a reported MVA with injuries.
Passing of Captain Richard Truax - Ladder Company 1, Retired
02/15/19 - IAFF Local 739
Passing of Captain Richard Truax, Ladder Company 1 - Retired The officers and members of Lynn Local 739 regret to announce the death of Captain Richard Truax of Ladder 1; Retired. Services are being held out of state.  Please keep the Truax family in your prayers.
4F Gaming Fundraiser
02/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Have fun and raise money for the PFFNH Fallen Firefighters Family Fund. This fund helps our fallen Brothers and Sisters families when they make the ultimate sacrifice in the Line Of Duty. March 17 & 18 May 12, 13 & 14 July 8, 9 & 10 This is a public event and 35% of winnings go to the 4F Fund. Doors open at 11 a.m.
TNPFF Seminar
02/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
March 12 at the Tilton School Lt. Pennington discusses responding to Heavy Content Fires (Hoarder Homes).
Nashua's Family by Fire Training Conference
02/15/19 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
May 9-11 Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church Grassroots conference for firefighters by firefighters
Friday Update 2-15-19
02/15/19 - IAFF Local 1014
Lake Ozark Hiring FF/Paramedics
02/14/19 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District is seeking Firefighter/Paramedic candidates to take part in our employment testing process on 03/23/19 in Camdenton, Missouri.  This process will create an eligibility list for 1 year.  We currently have 3- Firefighter/Paramedic openings initially to be filled from this process.
Public Retirement video
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 2866
The following link is a video of the Joint Public Retirement and Social Security committee meeting. It discusses a bill that will change our retirement. http://bit.
2019 Scholarship Fund Applications
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 42
The St. Florian Scholarship Fund is accepting applications NOW thru March 25, 2019.  All applications must be completed and returned to Greater Kansas City Firefighters, IAFF Local 42 at 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 or via E-mail to psolomon@iaff42.org no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019.  Download 2019 St.
March Meeting Notice
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 42
Celebrate Capt Hugh Saenz Retirement
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Retired Capt. Hugh Saenz and his family will like to invite you to come join them in celebrating 30 years of service with MDFR.
Retired Firefighter William B. McMullen
02/14/19 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 regrets to announce the passing of Retired FF William B. McMullen 2/11/2019. Bill was hired with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on 7/26/76 & retired 7/31/2006. Most of our brother & sister firefighters know him from Battalion 2 where he served proudly. He was 71 years old. Please keep his family & friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Secretary DeMici Inducted into the CT Firefighters Hall of Fame
02/14/19 - UPFFA
Congratulations to a true "Lion of Labor" Our very own Lou Demici, Secretary - Uniformed Professional Firefighters of Connecticut for his induction into the Connecticut Firefighters Hall of Fame!          Lou will be honored at a dinner on Thursday April 4th, 6 PM at the Aqua Turf in     Southington CT.
WTC Secondary Exposure
02/13/19 - IAFF Local 274
Brothers, I have been in contact with Anthony Flamia/retired NYPD.Anthony is on the STAC Committee (Scientific Technical Advisory Committee) NIOSH/WTC Health Program. He is collecting data related to secondary/cross-contamination from not being deconned before walking back into our houses, the toxic dust on our skin, hair, boots, ect.
Lynn Firefighters Day
02/13/19 - IAFF Local 739
Lynn Firefighters Day To all Lynn Firefighters past and present, Happy Lynn Firefighters Day. Lynn Firefighters Day was established by the Lynn City Council following a fire at City Box 41 on February 13, 1895 at Hutchinson Block Hardware on Munroe Street where four Lynn Firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
Newest Local 2086 Members
02/12/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
Congratulations to Academy class 18-1 who were sworn in tonight to Local 2086.
2nd Alarm Fire: 70 Farmington Ave
02/12/19 - New London Fire Fighters
On Monday morning 02/11/2019 the NLFD responded to a report of smoke in the building in 70 Farmington Ave Apartments. On arrival, crews found flames coming from two windows on the 4th floor. A second alarm was called due to the large number of occupancies in the apartments that needed help exiting the building. The NLFD had the fire knocked down under 15 minutes from arrival.
Ct. AFL-CIO - Essay Contest
02/12/19 - UPFFA
This year the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health and Safety Committee is offering a scholarship essay contest to inspire Connecticut high school seniors to think about the importance of workplace health and safety, of the consequences that arise when workers are forced to toil in unsafe working conditions and of the role that organized labor has played in protecting workers both in the past and present.
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SWA Flight Simulator Technicians, Teamsters Local 19 Ratify Contract
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Top Issues
  • 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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