On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 58 hours. In all, more than 19,000 American law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791.
With more than 200,000 members, the Teamsters Public Services Division is one of the largest in the union. After participating in workshops and trainings geared towards building Teamster power, the 250+ Teamsters who attended the Public Services Division Conference are poised to make it even larger.
Officers with the Smyrna Police Department in Delaware unanimously approved their first contract as members Local 326 last week, backing an agreement that raises their pay above that of other area law enforcement while reducing their health care costs. The contract for the 25 officers also includes arbitration settlement language, the right to challenge discipline, lay off language, an upgrade in bullet-proof vests and a temporary work policy for injured employees.
(OMAHA, Neb.) – Teamsters Local 554 joined their allies who represent public sector workers in the state of Nebraska yesterday by celebrating the passage of Legislative Resolution (LR) 487.
Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, a member of Local 760 in Yakima, Washington, was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect who evaded a traffic stop. A second officer, Benito Chavez, was injured in the shooting and is in satisfactory condition. The suspect was shot and killed.
Just months after a huge victory against RTW at the ballot box, two state courts hand down key pro-worker decisions.
Thousands of people from Maine, around the country, and the world, gathered in Portland on Sunday to honor Captain Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. The 32-year-old firefighter, a member of Teamsters Local 340, died on March 1 while fighting an apartment blaze. He was remembered at this weekend’s memorial service for his kind heart and heroic actions, having died shielding a fellow firefighter from the flames.
Teamsters who are members of Local 1932 at the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Department of Public Works overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new contract on February 4, averting a possible strike.