Welcome to the NCFO!

Welcome to the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers (NCFO). We are a labor union that proudly celebrates over 100 years of service, both on and off the job, to thousands of workers and their families. Our members can be found working in a variety of occupational fields among both private and public employers throughout the United States.


Our mission is to build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

We recognize our successes and learn from our setbacks. We strive to be strategic, organized, inclusive, honest, respectful, optimistic and confident.

Need a Voice at Work?

Know your Rights! You have the right to form, join or assist a union. You have the right to organize a union to negotiate with your employer over your terms and conditions of employment. This includes your right to distribute union literature, wear union buttons t-shirts, or other insignia (except in unusual “special circumstances”), solicit coworkers to sign union authorization cards, and discuss the union with coworkers. Supervisors and managers cannot spy on you (or make it appear that they are doing so), coercively question you, threaten you or bribe you regarding your union activity or the union activities of your co-workers. You can’t be fired, disciplined, demoted, or penalized in any way for engaging in these activities. Click the link below to learn more about organizing at your workplace.

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NCFO ENGAGE provides Chapter leaders the tools to engage with members in a wide variety of ways; including email, text, social media, and calls to action. Click the link below to create your account and gain access to the many benefits of NCFO ENGAGE.

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NCFO Press Release

September 16, 2022 Strike Q&A Question: Can NCFO Members go on strike at 12:00:001 AM on Friday, September 16, 2022? Answer: No. NCFO is engaging in an agreement ratification process, during which NCFO Members cannot exercise self-help (i.e., go on strike) at this time. Question: If other Railroad crafts strike at 12:00:01 AM on Friday, … Continue reading NCFO Press Release

NCFO Press Release

NCFO Executive Board Provides an UPDATE on the tentative agreement with the National Carrier’s Conference Committee Since we last communicated with the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers (NCFO) Membership, the NCFO has met with the Railroads at a public interest meeting at the NMB with Labor Secretary Walsh and continued to have discussions with … Continue reading NCFO Press Release

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