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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

     
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LATEST NEWS

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Wisconsin Spring Election will be underway at 7:00 am and Teamsters Local 200 and Teamsters Local 344 have jointly endorsed Scott Wales for Judge in this election. Please visit www.walesforjudge.com to learn more about his campaign.

Our own Local 200 Brother Doug Bolander is showcased in a commercial for Ozinga. Please click the Career Opportunities below and view the video.

Local 200 Teamster Mark Ruid, driver at Price Erecting makes a delivery to the Bucks arena construction in downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday,March 1,2017.

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LAKE TWP. FAMILY PLEDGES
$1 MILLION FOR TREATMENT CENTER

During the IBT Convention in late June of 2016, many topics were addressed form the podium, but one  stood out more than any other. The story of a Teamster family, the Bornstein’s, and their son’s death impacted the attendees of the Convention in such a fashion, that Teamsters Locals, Joint Councils,  Teamster Retiree Groups and individual Teamsters stood from the Convention Floor and pledged over $1 million dollars collectively to band together on a cause facing everyday families, including Teamster families.   

Wisconsin Teamsters JC39 and each Local of the State of Wisconsin pledged donations, as long with the Wisconsin Committee to protect Pensions, donated to this cause to help those in need. Please take a moment to read the article attached
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SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 
SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING

Teamsters Local 200 Welcomes Another Union Ready Mix Supplier to the Milwaukee Construction Market

On Monday January 23rd ,Teamsters Local 200 welcomes another Union ready mix supplier to the Milwaukee construction market. Their name is RivCrete Ready Mix and they will employ (31) Teamster Local 200 members from the start of operations. Their ready mix plant is located at 2751 South Chase Avenue in Milwaukee. The owners of RivCrete Ready Mix and their employees bring many years of construction experience to this new company and the Milwaukee market. Teamsters Local 200 looks forward to a long relationship with this new partnership with RivCrete Ready Mix and their employees.

 

Retiree Bob Amsden of General Teamsters Local 200 presents Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi a historical item of transportation memorabilia that will be proudly displayed at the Local Union. Brother Amsden, who has been very committed through his efforts for the active and retired Teamster Brothers and Sisters related to protecting of Pension Benefits, is a 2nd generation Teamster within the Freight Industry.

 

The Local thanks Bob for the donation and for his continuing efforts with the Pension Committees 

Attention sons and daughters of Teamsters (including the GCC, BMWED and BLET), the 2017 year applications for scholarships from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund are now available. Please click here: www.jrhmsf.org

 Teamsters in Mourning
 

“To all, it is with the heaviest of heart that I convey that Teamsters Local 200 Business Agent Mike Gurich has passed,” said
Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

 

Mike was with the Local as an agent representing Teamsters for over 10 years. Before that as a Steward at Central Redi-Mix.

He was a Teamster for over 32 years.

 

“ Mike as well represented all Wisconsin Teamsters as the Construction Director for the State Teamsters Joint Council 39, along with his position at Local 200,” added Millonzi.

 

“Mike was not only a colleague of everyone at the local but a very dear friend that we will all deeply miss. Please keep his family in your prayers. 

As details become available they will be forwarded

MILWAUKEE BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL HONORS MIKE GURICH

Thursday night at the Carpenters Union hall
the third annual

Lyle Balistreri Outstanding Recognition (L.A.B.O.R.) Awards event was held.

At the ceremony our own Local 200 Business Representative Mike Gurich
was honored with one of the

L.A.B.O.R. Lifetime Achievement Awards.

This award is given each year to someone who has truly dedicated his life to serving the working men of women of organized labor as well as all working men and women in the community.

 

Mike was unable to attend the event so accepting the award in his name were six of his fellow Teamsters.

Pictured left to right:

 

Local 200 Business Representative Jim Seelow, Local 200 President Tom Bennett, Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi, Local 200 Business Rep Tom Benvenuto, Local 200 Business Rep Darrick Jordan and Local 200 Business Rep Wes Gable.

 

From all Teamsters to you Mike,

Congratulations!

 

Our  Brothers and Sisters of the IBT Building Material and Construction Trade Division have been extremely busy the last couple of years within the jurisdiction of Local 200 and there seems to be no end in sight. From day work to night work, from road work to vertical building, from new single family homes to 30 plus story office towers and to a new sports complex that will be above the rest, our Local and its membership are proud to be part of Milwaukee’s history.

 


 

 

 


 


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Worker’s Memorial Day, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 was a day to reflect on those workers who lost their lives while in the performance of their job related duties. As we take our daily events for granted, we should always be aware that an unforeseen act can change the lives of many without notice and within a matter of seconds.

Such a tragic event did happen to a member of Teamsters Local 200. Stephen Rauth died during his workday in an industrial accident, leaving behind a wife and a young family. Yesterday, Tuesday April 28, 2015, Brother Rauth was honored along with 4 others who were recognized in a Hard Hat Procession through the streets of Madison, Wisconsin, which ended at St. Patrick’s Church. The procession led by accompanying sounds of Bagpipes and the sounds of Trades members marching, ended with a beautiful presentation which included General Intercessions from members of the Trades at St. Patrick’s. 

Teamsters Local 200 President Tom Bennett offered a reading in the General Intercessions in respect to Brother Rauth and his Family.

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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MULTI-EMPLOYER PENSION

STAY CURRENT WITH YOUR LOCAL

MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR
CURRENT E-MAIL ADDRESS

Make sure that you do not get missed when the Local sends important information to it's members and retirees. 

Keep your information updated with the Local. If you have moved or changed addresses within the past 6 months, please contact the Local to request that your contact information be brought up-to-date.

You can  message the office staff through the Local 200 website (go to the "Contact Us" page listed above), Facebook or call at 414-771-6363.

This request is for all members active and retired.

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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STANDARD FORWARDING TEAMSTERS VOTE DOCK ONLY LIST

Separate seniority list for regular fulltime dock workers includes
health insurance and pension contributions

On Saturday July 12th and Tuesday July 15th Teamster Local 200 members working at Standard Forwarding overwhelmingly endorsed a dock only seniority list for workers at three facilities in Wisconsin.

“This agreement will give our members heightened protection from subcontracting, and the company help with the ever growing driver shortage nationally,” said Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

With the help of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters National Freight Division, an agreement was forged and agreed upon by both the Union and the company to give added protection to current drivers at Standard Forwarding.

“Thanks to Assistant National Freight Director Gordon Sweeten for his help in this important issue for curtailing the use of subcontracting and getting more Teamster Drivers at Standard Forwarding,” added Local 200 Business Representative Jim Seelow.

Local 200 would like to thank all the Standard Forwarding Teamsters that took part in the vote.

STANDARD FORWARDING LOCAL 200 MEMBERS TAKE TIME OUT OF THEIR RECENT MEETING TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE  US FOODS LOCAL 200 TEAMSTERS


TEAMSTER LOCAL 43 VOTES TO MERGE WITH LOCAL 200

TEAMSTER LOCAL 43 MEMBERS

VOTE YES TO MERGE

Members of Local 43 overwhelmingly give nod to merge

Saturday June 21, 2014, Teamsters Local 43 members gave their approval to merge with Local 200.

“The message was very clear, the members of Local 43 are in favor of the merge,” said Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

Pictured in the accompanying photos during the vote count are; Local 43 office staffer Cindi Vance-Smith, Teamsters Local 43 Secretary Treasurer Wes Gable, Local 200 President Tom Bennett, and Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

Teamsters Local 43 and Local 200 have been in talks about a merger for some time and the membership approval was the next step in the process.

“Now the process moves to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall’s desk where we will await his stamp of approval,” said Local 200 President Tom Bennett.

Thanks to all the members of Teamsters Local 43 that participated in the merger vote process.

Local 43’s jurisdiction includes the Racine and Kenosha areas, all the way to the Illinois border.

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