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Trump Labor Board Turns Ivy League Schools Against Each Other
Support staff unionize at two veterinary hospitals
Trump wants to merge Education and Labor departments
Topeka Frito-Lay union rejects contract over wages
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Virginia Fire hosts recreational skate with Duluth Fire

In January 2017, Viriginia Fire invited Duluth Fire hockey players up for a friendly game.
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IAFF's Jane Blume on WI Gov. Walker

Walker has negative effect on Wisconsin and public employees (by IAFF's Jane Blume)
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Northland News Center reports on Firefighter Cancer Risk (w/video)

IAFF Local 101 President Pete Johnson talks about exposure to carcinogens in the fire service.
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Outdoor hockey lives on in Duluth!

Local 101 member Dean Cooke coaches upstart hockey players in this news story from Kare 11 News about hockey in the great outdoors...
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Looting the Pension Funds

Rolling Stone: Looting the Pension Funds All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers. By Matt Taibbi
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TED talk: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Chrystia Freeland, a respected journalist and author, discusses how the middle class in the West is being hollowed out.
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Why the decline of unions is everyone's problem

Eric Liu writes in TIME magazine how and why the decline of unions is everyone's problem in this editorial.
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What's behind the unwinding of labor laws across the United States? (w/video)

Why are labor laws under attack in this country? In a word: ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). Using a brilliant, yet disingenuous strategy, huge corporations are taking down the labor movement--especially public unions--and environmental protections state by state. This is a must see report.
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Citizen Koch: A Film about Money, Power, and Democracy

This is the film the Koch Brothers don't want you to see. See the trailer here.
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Why buy union? Who cares about sweatshops? (w/video)

Labor rights advocate Charles Kernaghan gives a eye-opening speech at IAFF Convention about sweatshop labor in China and Bangladesh. This is a must-see.
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Want To Become A Professional Fire Fighter?

The IAFF has put together a presentation to help answer questions on becoming a Professional Fire Fighter. http://www.iaff.org/et/becomeFF/index.
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Don't Get Fired for Social Media: Think Before You Post!
In recent months we’ve seen some stories about workers who’ve gotten into trouble because of what they have posted on social media.
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PERA responds to attacks on pensions

PERA of MN responds to recent Star-Tribune editorial on pensions.
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Valley Fair Public Safety Day
06/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
Valleyfair would like to invite the St. Paul Fire Department to the 4th annual First Responder Days!  This event happens two Sundays in July every year, as an opportunity for First Responders, friends and families to enjoy time together at Valleyfair. First Responders get FREE admission July 8 & 15, 2018.
Mauer Chevrolet Promotion
06/22/18 - IAFF Local 21
Mauer Chevrolet, a supporter of our Operation Warm efforts to purchase winter coats for kids is having a promo for public safety personnel.  To learn more about their program click on the link below.
FOX NEWS COVERAGE
06/22/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, Since our story has made national attention due to social media, Fox News will be covering the poor living conditions throughout our firehouses. Stay tuned today, tonight, and throughout the weekend. Thank you to Local 30, Mayor McGovern and the City Council, City Manager DePasquale, and A/Chief Mahoney for working together to fix this problem. https://www.firehouse.
Boston Local 718 Awards Night Photos
06/22/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
AWARD--------WINNER 2018 Pierce-             Steve MacDonald Stapleton-   Glenn Preston Jennings----      Ed Paris Green------       Phil Skrabut Life Member---- Stve MacDonald & Dr. Mike Hamrock Friend of FF----Members of A-10-Dr.
IAFF/BCFD CBA Ratification Vote
06/21/18 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
The CBA between the IAFF Local 244 and the County of Bernalillo has been ratified by the County Chapter membership with 85% approval. Log on to the website and click the 'Contracts' link to view the official tally.
Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association Of Connecticut QUESTIONNAIRE FOR 2018 Candidates
06/21/18 - UPFFA
Lt Dan is retiring!!!
06/21/18 - Local 1347
Research Medical Center Rally - June 22nd
06/21/18 - IAFF Local 42
2018 IAFF Local 42 Golf Tournament
06/20/18 - IAFF Local 42
Download Registration Form here. Download Golf Sponsorship Form here.
Updated MPFFU Endorsement List
06/20/18 - MPFFU
Firefighter Golfers
06/20/18 - IAFF Local 1403
ATTENTION FIREFIGHTER GOLFERS !!!! 55th ANNUAL U.S.
2018 Revolutionary Fire Tactics Event
06/19/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
NEW IAFF Local 42 Mobile App
06/19/18 - IAFF Local 42
Local 42 is excited to announce our new Mobile App that works in concert with our website.  Please download the Mobile App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store by merely clicking on the button in the left column.   Once you download the App you will use your User Name and Password that you use to access the Members Only Section of this website to log into the Mobile App.
Vietnam Vets Movable Wall
06/19/18 - IAFF Local 21
TPT is hosting The Wall That Heals (http://www.vvmf.org/twth) from June 21-24 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, MN. The Wall That Heals is a traveling ¾ replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and will visit 38 cities this year. We need help to take it down on Sunday, June 24 starting at 3pm. We are in need of able-bodied persons able to bend and lift.
Benefit Baseball Game
06/19/18 - IAFF Local 51
Join us at Ponder Park on July 14 for a baseball game in benefit of Lt. Rafa Rodriguez and Capt. Alex Gallardo.  Prizes from the Chihuahuas and Twin Peaks for the winners!  Register at https://goo.
LETTER OF COMMUNICATION
06/18/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank the members of Local 30 who took the time out of their busy schedules and came out in support of city of Cambridge policy #154. This policy was put forth by Mayor Marc McGovern and co-sponsored by councilors Mallon & Toomey to improve the living conditions of our eight firehouses.
History of Employer Contributions
06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
History of Employer Contributions Several facts of life exist in the insurance industry and certainly our Fund is no exception.  Medical trend, the cost of providing/receiving medical care rises much quicker than any other inflationary indicator. The annual average medical trend for our insurance Fund over the last 14 years was 9.64%.
Financial Update of the Fund
06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Financial Update As we approach the halfway mark for the year the Fund is on track to perform as projected.  If everything stays on course we can expect to add slightly to our growing reserves.  Reserves are used to smooth out the rough times when claims spike in order to keep premiums and benefits steady.
Annual Board of Trustees Workshop
06/18/18 - Palm Beach County Fire Fighters Employee Benefits Fund
Annual Board of Trustees Workshop Every August the Board of Trustees meets with staff to review the current year’s budget and staff’s proposal for the following year’s budget.  Before the following year’s budget is approved the Board must decide what, if any, changes must be made to the premium structure or the benefits offered.
Vendome Memorial
06/18/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
President Rich Paris address members, active and retired at the 46th anniversary of the Hotel Vendome tragedy that killed nine of our brother fierfighters  une 17, 1972  Fire Lieutenant John E. Hanbury, 46 Lad 13 Fire Lieutenant Thomas J. Carroll, 52 Eng 32  Firefighter Richard B. Magee, 39 Eng 33 Firefighter Joseph F.
Fox Hunt Circle Interface Fire
06/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 12:23 p.m. on Sunday, June 17th Local 2086 members responded to several reports of a small brush fire in the open space northeast of Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. First arriving Brush 18 found a quarter acre grass fire moving at a slow to moderate rate of spread uphill and toward homes on Fox Hunt Circle.
EMS Open House
06/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
We want to thank everyone for a successful 2018 EMS Open House. The event took place June 16th at Station 63 and hundreds of attendees learned how SMFR and our various community partners keep us safe. Attendees also enjoyed numerous demonstrations from Arapahoe County Sheriff’s K9 units, Bomb Squad, and Local 2164 members ended the day with an extrication demo.
2018 TPFFA Primary Election Candidate Endorsements
06/16/18 - Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association
Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association announces its 2018 Primary Election Candidate endorsements.
Powers Pl. Structure Fire
06/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 3:54 p.m. on Friday, June 15th Local 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire at 19061 E. Powers Place in Centennial. First arriving Engine 63 found smoke showing from the attached garage and advanced an attack line inside.
Pagosa Way Structure Fire
06/15/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 12:55 p.m. on Friday, June 15th Local 2164 members responded to a residential structure fire at 5817 S. Pagosa Way in Centennial. Engine 62 reported smoke in the air while responding and upon arrival they found flames visible from 1st and 2nd floors extending into the eaves. Attack lines were advanced inside to each level and the fire was quickly controlled.
Fill the Boot - 2018
06/15/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Clarification of MPFFU License Plate Policy
06/15/18 - IAFF Local 1164
Listed below is what you need to know about the new policy regarding MPFFU License Plates: Retired MPFFU members will still be eligible to display the MPFFU License Plate. Spouses of Active and Retired members will still be eligible to display the MPFFU Plate.
May 2018 North East Meeting Minutes posted
06/15/18 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
The meeting minutes from the May 2018 North East meeting havebeen posted on the North East Meeting Minutes page.
Local 718 PFFM Delegates
06/14/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
Members of Boston Firefighters Local 718 delagates to the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts atteded the John J.J.
FIREWORKS SAFETY
06/14/18 - UPFFA
CAM THOMPSON FUNDRAISER
06/14/18 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
Dennis Jones Retirement Party
06/13/18 - IAFF Local 21
Negotiations update June 12, 2018
06/12/18 - IAFF Local 1014
Janus v. AFSCME FAQ's
06/12/18 - IAFF Local 452
Officer Christopher Senkow
06/12/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the untimely death of a great man and one of our brothers in blue. Please keep the City Of Chester Police Department and the family and friends of Officer Christopher Senkow in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace badge #298.
Smoke Detectors
06/12/18 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Today the members walked the 1100 block of Remington and White streets handing out fire prevention literature and installing smoke detectors. Thursday the 7th of June, the department and multiple surrounding companies operated at a 3 alarm fire at 1118 Remington Street.
Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarship Winners
06/12/18 - IAFF Local 1403
Metro-Dade Fire Fighters Local 1403 would like to congratulate the winners of The 2018 Lt. Dewey Henry Scholarships. This year there were 20 essays submitted by soon to be college freshman sons and daughters of our members who donate to our Firefighters Charities. A great job was done by all who submitted essays. The committee had the difficult task of selecting 2 male and 2 female essays.
CPFF Trustee Swearing In
06/11/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
Local 2164 Secretary Tasker being sworn in as a Trustee for the Colorado Professional Firefighters.
Deputy Chief Promotion
06/11/18 - IAFF Local 801
Congratulations go out to the DFD's newest Deputy Chief, Bill Lounsbury.  D/C Lounsbury was promoted and sworn in from Captain to Deputy Chief in a ceremony at City Hall's City Council chambers on June 6, 2018.  Deputy Chief Lounsbury is a 26 year veteran of the DFD and will continue to work on B Group as Shift Commander.
Fire destroys clubhouse at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford
06/11/18 - IAFF Local 1164
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Crews battled a massive fire in Redford Township Friday morning. A fire broke out at the Western Golf and Country Club just before 5:30 a.m. The club is on Kinloch, near Beech Daly and Five Mile Road.  The smoke can be seen for miles, with the flames pouring through the roof.
Lt. Jack C. Zoppo Baltimore City Fire Remembered
06/11/18 - Lets Fire Cancer
On Saturday June 9, 2018, Lt. Jack C. Zoppo, Baltimore City Fire and a member of I.A.F.F. Local 964 was fondly remembered during a check presentation to Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. The presentation took place at Engine 6, Ladder 1, Battalion 2 - City of Baltimore (Jack's Fire House). More than $17,000.
125th Firefighters Memorial Sunday
06/10/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
Local 718 President Rich Paris addresses the attendees at today’s 125th Firefighters Memorial Sunday at Forest Hills Cemetery. It was a beautiful sunny day for such a solemn event. The Orator of the day was Boston News 25 Blair Miller. Thank you to all the members who came out this morning for our fallen members.
2018 Can-Am Police Fire Games Event
06/09/18 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Boston Fire Ops 101
06/09/18 - Boston Fire Fighters
Boston Firefighters Local 718 along with the IAFF hosted the U.S Mayors Conference for Fire Ops 101 in Copley Square Friday June 8th. Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Richard Paris along with 30 U.S. Mayors participated in the series of intense and authentic firefighting and rescue drills.
Bemis Circle Structure Fire
06/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 4:27 p.m. on Friday Jun 8th, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to numerous 911 reports of a structure fire near West Mineral Avenue and West Long Avenue. A large plume of black smoke was already visible for miles as crews were responding. First arriving Ladder 12 found two single family homes both heavily involved with fire at 7951 and 7961 South Bemis Circle.
Feather Grass Structure Fire
06/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 3:43 p.m. on Friday June 8th, Local 2164 members responded to a house fire 8384 Feather Grass Court in Douglas County. Neighbors called 911 after seeing heavy black smoke and flames coming from the back of the home. First arriving Engine 42 and Medic 42 found heavy fire on the rear of the house extending into the attic of the 1st and 2nd floors.
Twenty Mile Road Multi Family Structure Fire
06/08/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
At 06:39 on Friday June, 8th  Local 2164 members responded to an apartment building on fire at 11038 Twenty Mile Road. First arriving members from Station 41 found a large 3-story building under construction with smoke coming from 3 sides of the top floor and attic. All of the workers safely evacuated without injuries and were accounted for.
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