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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

     
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Teamsters Score Critical Legal Victory as First Step in Reversing Rising Tide of Deadly Opioid Crisis

U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster issues Order that Aligns Opioid Prescriptions with CDC Guideline in Effort to “Save Lives”
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(CLEVELAND) - A U.S. District Court order takes strong first steps to address the opioid crisis, setting common sense lower limits for opioid prescriptions offered by the nation’s three largest pharmacy benefit plan managers: Optum, CVS Caremark and Express Scripts. Together the three pharmacy benefit plan managers (PBMs) combined control over 90% of the U.S. opioid market. The reforms are aimed at dramatically reducing the number of those at risk of addiction and offering help for those already in addiction’s throes.  

U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster issued the order in response to a September 2018 motion filed in the national opioid litigation by Webb County, Texas and West Virginia-based Teamsters Locals 175 & 505 Health & Welfare Fund.  The motion sought leave of Court to file a motion for preliminary injunction directing the PBMs to take immediate steps to align their standard national formularies to the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline to dramatically reduce the escalating distribution and abuse of prescription opioids. Judge Polster denied the motion without prejudice when the parties reached agreement regarding what immediate steps would be required.

“Judge Polster is showing that he means business when it comes to containing the opioid crisis and saving lives. His response is the catalyst for change that is needed to help save lives and we’re proud of our legal team for taking on this fight,” said Teamsters International General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall.

Judge Polster’s order focused on the PBMs as the last link in the chain in the opioid crisis. The order aligns the PBMs’ standard national offerings for first-time opioid prescriptions with the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain by memorializing: 

  • Without prior doctor authorization, opioid doses shall be limited to 90 milligrams per day instead of 200 milligrams a day common in the marketplace;

  • Without prior doctor authorization, prescriptions shall be limited to 7 days instead of extended use that often leads to addiction;

  • With respect to minors (19 and under), the PBMs either include in their standard national formularies or recommend plans that limit prescriptions to no more than 3 days without doctors’ prior authorization to reduce addiction risk in this vulnerable age group.  

Judge Polster’s order also seeks to ease the transition away from addictive opioids by requiring that the PBMs, as part of their standard national offerings, provide for Medication Assisted Treatment (“MAT”) of Opioid Use Disorder and alternatives to opioid products.  The order does not interfere with medical decision-making.

Cyrus Mehri of Mehri & Skalet PLLC, lead counsel for the Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 Health and Welfare Fund, explained, “Judge Polster stated at the first hearing in January 2018 that the parties needed to focus less on litigation and more on solutions to address this national crisis. Our clients, led by Teamsters International General  Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall, took Judge Polster’s call to action to heart by welcoming the opportunity to join this innovative solution that will save lives.  We will hold the PBMs accountable to the letter and spirit of Judge Polster’s order.” 

The Teamsters’ focus on stemming the rising tide of the Opioid crisis began at the Teamsters’ 29th International Convention in 2016, where a Teamster official from Ohio shared the tragic story of losing his son — a talented high school athlete — to a heroin overdose after he became addicted to the painkillers he was prescribed following a routine surgery. 

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, and 134 Americans are dying on a daily basis because of the opioid epidemic. The number of Americans who died of drug overdose in 2017 was roughly equal to the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars combined. According to the CDC, the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement due to opioid misuse alone is $78.5 billion a year.

Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 Health & Welfare Fund and Employer Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 Retiree Health & Welfare Fund are represented Mehri & Skalet, based in Washington DC., Henrichsen Siegel, with offices in Washington DC and Jacksonville, Florida, Ciccarello, Del Guidice &LaFon, in Charleston, West Virginia, and Jacksonville, Florida-based Terrell Hogan.  Webb County is represented by the Cicala Law Firm LLC, based in Dripping Springs, Texas and Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP, with offices in Washington DC, Nashville, and New York. 

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/teamsters.

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Teamsters Call on Ways and Means to Approve Pension Reform Bill

Legislation Would Protect Retirements of 1.5M Americans Currently in Jeopardy
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Galen Munroe

Phone: (202) 624-6911

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Teamsters Union called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. 

The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, offered by Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), was first introduced in Congress in November 2017 by Rep. Neal. The measure has 188 co-sponsors, including nine Republicans. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) has again joined Rep. Neal in introducing the bill in the 116th Congress.

“H.R. 397 will ensure that we meet our obligations to current retirees and workers for years to come and do so without retiree benefit cuts,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in a July 8 letter to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-Texas). “I urge you to approve H.R. 397.”

As it stands, there are more than 300 multiemployer pension plans across the country — including the Teamsters’ Central States Pension Fund — that are in danger of failing. The Teamsters have been fighting for years for a legislative solution and have worked with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to do so.

The measure would boost financially troubled multiemployer pensions plans so they don’t fail. It would create a new agency under the U.S. Treasury Department that would sell bonds in the open market to large investors such as financial firms. Those proceeds would then be used to bolster faltering pension plans as part of a 30-year loan program.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

August 3, 2019
 

Legislation on HR397 is moving fast.

Guest Speaker: 1st Dist Congressman Bryan Steil

Teamsters Seek Member Input for 2020 Presidential Election

The Teamsters unveiled a new national 2020 presidential election survey Thursday that will allow members to give the union input on the issues that matter most to them so that the Teamsters in turn can get answers from contenders that it can then share with the membership.

By going to www.teamsters2020.com, Teamsters can access an online version of the survey. Locals will also make hard copies of the survey available to members as well. It is all part of the union’s effort to find out what is on the mind of members. Using that information, the union will then query presidential candidates interested in receiving the Teamsters’ endorsement.

“We’ve got to shape the debate about what this election is about,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa told attendees at the 2019 Teamster political coordinators meeting, where the survey debuted. “Candidates are going to come to us and ask for our support. But at this time, I’m not hearing what we should be hearing on the issues.”

Over the next two months, the Teamsters will gather opinions from members, which in turn the union will use in its ongoing conversations with the presidential candidates. Those responses, as well as candidate video interviews and participation in pro-union activities, will all influence the Teamsters’ endorsement decision.

Candidates seeking the blessing and support of the Teamsters must understand the importance unions play in the working lives of the American worker and the economy as a whole. Supporting organizing efforts and standing for fairness and respect in the workplace is essential.

The survey also serves as the start of the Teamsters member engagement and education effort for the 2020 election.  Would-be voters must educate themselves. What are the candidates’ views of the future for working Americans? And how will they affect not only workers today, but their children and grandchildren who will need to support themselves in the decades to come? That is something the Teamsters plan on helping its membership discern in the months ahead.

Workers deserve a president who is a partner that realizes that it is not just jobs, but the quality and dependability of those jobs that matters. U.S. leadership should realize that those who worked hard and played by the rules should have the ability to provide a comfortable life for their loved ones, and retire with the benefits they were promised.

That needs to be the goal of anyone seeking to be president.

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A day at work for Local 200 member Esho Laide at Hestia Heat Treat in Racine, Wisconsin.   

Available for $5.00 is a Local 200 License Plate. Please stop by the Local and purchase one while supplies last. The Local accepts payment by Debit or Credit Card for this new item and our other items that are in inventory.

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Wisconsin Teamster,

As a proud cosponsor of the Butch Lewis Act, I am pleased to share that the House Committee on Education and Labor has advanced the bipartisan Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, companion legislation to Butch Lewis that ensures American retirees and workers can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put at risk.

This is an important step forward, and it’s time the full House of Representatives and the Senate take action so our Wisconsin retirees can count on the pensions they have earned and workers can count on their pensions in the future.

So I want to keep the pressure on with my colleagues in Congress and ensure they remain committed to protecting the retirement security of hardworking Wisconsinites by sharing your stories on the Senate floor.

Reach out and share your story so I can make sure Washington hears your voice

I want my colleagues to hear directly from Teamsters like you who have worked hard, played by the rules, and are now facing financial uncertainty about the future of a pension you have rightfully earned.

Together, we can keep the pressure on in Washington and ensure you and your family receive the full amount of benefits you have worked for, planned for and depend on.

Sincerely,

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On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Teamsters Local 200 was presented a recognition plaque by Elder Ricky Price at the 9th Annual Educational Conference and Banquet entitled “A Weekend with the Teamsters.” This event has welcomed Teamster Brothers and Sisters from Local Unions throughout our International Brotherhood of Teamsters and recognized many for their service and dedication to the Membership. This event is inspiring with Elder Price and his Organization showing individuals from our local communities to those individuals that are making a difference in their communities outside Milwaukee. During this year’s event, a number of Teamsters from Local 200 were honored for their over 40 years of service as Teamsters.

General Teamsters Local Union No.200 President Tim Pinter and Business Representative Jay Couturier presented Ron Gingerich his Union Pin recognizing his 30th year of service as a member of Teamsters Local 200. Congratulations Ron!

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the membership at AVIANDS unanimously ratified a new 4-year Tentative Agreement that included several enhancements. These enhancements included a longevity bonus program to significant wage increases over the term of the Agreement. The Bargaining Unit performs culinary services at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the 4, 500 students that attend the campus in Kenosha, WI. “On behalf of the Local, I would like to thank the Bargaining Committee of Joanne DeRose and Shar Schneider for their work and efforts,” stated Business Representative Terry Simenson.

Saving A Life

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On the morning of May 14, 2019 Local 200 member Chad Schreiner who works at Waste Management in Menomonee Falls while on route and servicing a customer got out of the truck to move a safety cone, then proceeded to dump the customer can at that location. Chad thought all was well, until he went to put the safety cone back in place which he had moved earlier. While walking back to his truck he heard a faint voice asking for help. Chad through his extensive training and being aware of his surrounding knew something was wrong. Chad proceeded to look for where the noise was coming from. He quickly realized that the noise was coming from inside the hopper of his front load waste truck. He quickly followed his lock out-tag out procedure to prevent further damage to the person in the truck. After notifying the company and the fire department Chad tried keeping the person inside the hopper calm while help arrived. If Chad had not been aware of his surrounding, this man could have easily lost his life. When firefighters arrived on site, they were able to get the victim out of the truck without injury. After this life saving experience, Chad offered the homeless man his lunch and he accepted.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 the Local Union recognized the retirements of Fred Steinbach (Roundy’s), Rick Buchanan (Roundy’s), Wayne Maddox (Roundy’s) and Scott Faltersack (USF HOLLAND). Each Brother has contributed in so many ways to the Teamster Union and the Membership as Rank and File members and as Union Stewards. The Executive Board wish the best to these Teamster Brothers in their retirement.  

 

 

 

A Teamsters Local 200 Employer has several opportunities available positions for Drivers and direct your inquiry towards the Employer listed in the flyer

STEWARDS WORKSHOP 2019

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Local Union held a Stewards Workshop conducted by the Shawn Ellis of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Training and Development Department. Over 60 Union Stewards from various worksites attended with the focus of communication and education on the Grievance machinery Process and members Rights. Brother Tim Dunn from the Political and Legislative Department (DRIVE) discussed the current environment of the political scene and how the actions of elected officials impact our presence in the workplace.

 

  

 Celebrating Women's History Month with Local 200 Teamster Sister Chris Brockman, Driver at Roundy's Supermarket Inc.

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About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund. This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures. Please click here.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.

 

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Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi and Local 200 President Tom Bennett recently visited the Teamster International headquarters in Washington DC to meet and confer with IBT representatives Cindy Impala, director of Training and Development for the IBT, and Brian Tierney from the communications department.

“In an effort to bring continued education to the members of this local about right to work, President Tom Bennett and myself are reaching out to our International. Cindy and Brian were very knowledgeable and will be working with Local 200 in our effort,” said Secretary Treasurer Millonzi.

Pictured are Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi and President Tom Bennett in the front lobby of the IBT headquarters in Washington DC


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LOCAL 43 MEMORIAL

Teamsters Local 43 Remembered Post Merger

Dedicated to these members formerly from Local 43 is a shrine memorializing their Local in their Union hall in the Milwaukee location.

“Where we came from and how we got here helps move us forward,” said Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

“We put together this shrine so when our new members from Racine and Kenosha come to their Union hall they will see and know that we remember. Remembering how we got here strengthens our solidarity,” added Millonzi.

 
 
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