Welcome to 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.

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The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: “As we advised in January of 2021, the CBC and the nation’s rail carriers have been at the bargaining table since the beginning of 2020. Since January, CBC has continued to meet … Continue reading COORDINATED BARGAINING COALITION

Help Secure Federal Funding for High-Speed Rail Projects

Dean Devita President Robert Smith Secretary Treasurer NCFO Brothers and Sisters: The NCFO is a proud partner of the U.S. High-Speed Rail Coalition.  Building high-speed rail in multiple regions is one of the most transformative ways our nation can build back better. High-speed rail is a remarkable, proven technology that can address multiple challenges simultaneously, including … Continue reading Help Secure Federal Funding for High-Speed Rail Projects

High-speed rail is a win-win for America

By RAY LAHOOD, ANTHONY FOXX and NORMAN MINETA for the Chicago Tribune Across the country, overcrowded highways are bottling up our cities and choking economic life. At the same time, oil-fueled cars and planes are pumping masses of carbon and toxic pollution into the atmosphere, polluting vulnerable communities and accelerating global warming. As three former … Continue reading High-speed rail is a win-win for America


August 10th, 2021                                                                   STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF FIREMEN & OILERS’ PRESIDENT DEAN DEVITA CONCERNING THE SENATE’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION. “Today, the Senate voted 69 to 30 in favor of passing the H.R. 3684, INVEST in America Act. Though it is one step away from reaching the oval office as it must also pass … Continue reading NCFO PRESS RELEASE

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