Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
January 22, 2017
<< January 2017 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
  Current Campaigns  
  • 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) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • 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.


Contact Elected Officials!
Action Center

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 long relationship with this new partnership with RivCrete Ready Mix and their employees.


For decades, the Local Union has worked together with Organized Labor, Building Trades Councils, Developers and Employers to bring economic development to our communities with a partnership process. Project Labor Agreements are the cornerstone of the foundation for many of these projects. Many  projects depend  on the efficiencies of a negotiated  Project Labor Agreements as to budgets, providing skilled trades workers and the timeline to a completion on schedule and maintaining or achieving under budget results.

Please take the opportunity to attend next Tuesdays Hearing's in Madison, Wisconsin to use your voice against the ban on PLA's.    


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:

 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




On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Local 200 held a Stewards Workshop that opened with a introduction of everyone in attendance and then into a presentation by Business Agent Darrick Jordan on the importance of the proper completion of a Grievance Form and the associated documents needed to process that Grievance. Business Agent Jordan focused on the key portions of the Grievance Form and expressed the need for a proper and timely submission to the Local Union.

After Darrick’s presentation, Scott Soldon  of the Soldon Law Firm took control of the event with a number of interactive group discussions on key issues facing members in the workplace. As the training involved actually situations, Kyle McCoy, a partner in the Soldon Law Firm, working with Scott Soldon role played out a number of events by asking for volunteers from the Stewards group. Local 200 thanks those that participated in the workshop sessions.

During the working lunch, Business Agent Darrick Jordan discussed the Union Application and its process, which includes proper completion for processing at the Local Union.

To close the event, Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi and  President Tom Bennett thanked all for the attendance and work for the membership as Union Stewards.     


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,



Attending the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans Power Lunch event today at the Italian Community Center. Also in attendence w Tom and Tom, Business Representative Darrick Jordan

Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett this morning at the Mayor's Club event
Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi
at an event this morning with
City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

On Monday, October 3rd, 2016, Teamsters Local 200 stood in Solidarity with the Brothers and Sisters of Organized Labor at the Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee to support full funding and staffing for our VA Hospitals and the Veterans that use these facilities. The message of standing strong on the position of not outsourcing or privatization of these VA locations was openly expressed and will continue to be expressed. These workers that provide a high level care need our support, such as the Brothers and Sisters of the American Federation of Government Employees. Veterans should be priority, as they made our security their priority. 

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.


On Saturday September 17, 2016, Local 200 for our 2nd year in a row participated in the Wisconsin Special Olympics event at the Pioneer Travel Plaza. This event is part of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy that takes place in 13 states and four Canadian Provinces that raises monies for the athletes to compete in the Special Olympics events here in Wisconsin and throughout North America. The Wisconsin event this year had over 200 trucks start their day at the Pioneer Plaza in Richfield, Wisconsin and end at the EAA grounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where a recognition event for the athletes and the participates of the convoy took place.  

Piloting the Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council 39 semi was Jared Wolski. Jared is a Union Steward at USF Holland at our Oak Creek location and currently is working on the nationwide XPO Organizing effort with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from our Milwaukee office location. Co-Piloting the semi with Jared was Allyssa Thiel. Allyssa was instrumental in providing Brother Wolski with clear driving instructions during their time together.  We thank Allyssa for her leadership and guidance to make sure our day was safe for all involved.

Local 200 looks forward to the 2017 event for the Special Olympics. A number of other Teamsters and Teamster Locals were part of the Convoy here in Wisconsin and across this country and Canada. The Wisconsin Convoy marked its 12th year and just surpassed the $1 million level in raising funds for the athletes. The Local looks to be part of this cause for years to come.

IBT Vice President, Dairy Director, 
IBT Vice President, Warehouse Division Director  

IBT Organizing director 



Union Contractor Dahlman Construction gets Pharmacy repair underway

Work repairing the foundation on the members building commenced MondayAugust 23rd and should be completed in approximately 5 weeks

Teamsters Local 200 Golf Scholarship winner Stephanie Duewel is pictured here receiving her $1000 scholarship from Teamsters Local 200 Retiree & Scholarship Golf Outing Director Tony Ceretto.


Stephanie is the daughter of Paul & Mary Lisa Duewel. Paul is a Local 200 member employed at Brenntag.


Congratulations and good luck to Stephanie who will be doing her studies at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse in the medical field.

Teamsters Local 200 Golf Scholarship winner Brooklyn Henning.

Pictured here receiving her $1000 scholarship from Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.


Pictured with Brooklyn left to right

Brooklyn’s mom Kim Henning, sister Aspen Henning age 6, sister Madison Henning age 11, Brooklyn, Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi, Brooklyn’s grandpa Scotty Faltersack.

Scotty is a longtime Teamsters driver and Union Steward at USF Holland.


Congratulations and good luck to Brooklyn who will be doing her studies at the University of Oshkosh in nursing.


Limited pharmacy parking
during the project

Starting Monday August 22nd there will be limited parking for members and staff of Wisconsin Health Fund as repairs commence to the pharmacy building.

“Union contractor Dahlman Construction has been hired by Teamsters Local 200 to repair some foundation issues on the members building that houses the pharmacy portion of Wisconsin Health Fund,” said Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

Please forgive us for any inconvenience this may bring during the repair. The repair is scheduled to take approximately 5 weeks.


"Local 200 Brothers and Sisters working behind the scenes at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair"

Tiny Homes For Homeless Veterans Organizers Secures Site



Leafletting event recently at XPO, and FedEx
was attended by active and retirees alike

The XPO organizing effort is happening across the country as each Teamster Local with a location in its jurisdiction is stepping up its efforts to organize in this core industry


Warner Bros. Television and Fox Studio were in town during the week of March 30th thru April 3rd filming an action television pilot called Recon, for the upcoming television season. The project employed (11)Teamsters from Local 200 to move cast members and equipment vehicles from site to site throughout the filming process, here in Milwaukee.


Prior to the commencement the 29th International Convention , General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 was informed about a selection of 3 appointments by the IBT to serve as Committee Members. In respect to the process, Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi was appointed to the Credentials Committee, President Tom Bennett was appointment to the Political and Legislative Committee and Business Agent Jim Seelow was appointed to the Sergeant at Arms Committee.

The 29th International Convention theme was very intense with the messaging of Global Unity with our sister Unions from abroad. Another message convey at the Convention was the engagement of our membership regarding the upcoming Fall 2016 Political Elections in  key states as Wisconsin. Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi of Local 200 presented the importance of these Senate and State elections in front of the entire 5000 member delegation on Monday, June 27, 2016 with a powerful message.

Throughout the 5 day Convention, a number of Resolutions were presented and accepted by the delegation. These resolutions are in the best interest of working families and will have an powerful impact on the future of this great Union The Resolutions are attached for your review.

The Teamster Unity within the 5 day event was ever so present on key issues to strengthen our great Union. The Delegation worked tirelessly to enhance our position as the Teamster Union on a number of matters such as to name just a few, TMAP (Teamsters Military Assistance Program) to train Military Personal while under active service for careers within our Teamster Worksites to the epidemic of the nationwide drug addiction facing our Teamster families. The Teamster Delegation raised over $1.4 million dollars through pledges from Joint Councils, Locals and the members across this country for an non-profit organization for the work needed to end the stigma around addiction and to stop this epidemic. 

The awareness discussion of Pension issues was presented by the IBT Pension Committee Co-Chairs of Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference Division Director Dave Laughton and IBT International Vice President John Murphy. Their message to the delegation was about the awareness of difficulties facing the Funds and the Participates of a number of  Pension Funds across this nation. Local 200 Retiree Bob Amdsen spoke to the 5000 member delegation of the combined efforts of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and start up Retiree Committees across this nation. 

General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 had a very strong presence amongst the delegation at the 29th International Convention. Our Local Union had solid representation from a number Local Union Officers, Agents and Stewards at the IBT Divisional Meetings such as Waste, Freight, Warehouse, XPO Organizing and others throughout the 5 day event.            


Local 200 Make - A - Wish Donation

Nuvo Construction has added another theme truck to their fleet. The Make-A-Wish Foundation truck follows the Breast Cancer Awareness truck and the earlier NASCAR theme trucks to their fleet. Picture above is longtime steward Mike Stockton, along with Local 200 Business Rep. and Joint Council 39 State Construction Director Mike Gurich. Representative Gurich is presenting a check to the Make - A – Wish foundation on behalf of
Teamsters Local 200.



Teamsters Local 200 participates in fund raising event in Greendale

 Teamsters participated and donated to the National Kidney Foundation in a charity walk / run event held recently at

 Whitnall Park in Greendale.

“This is the first time L200 participated in this event,” said Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi. “It is truly a good cause.”

L200 Business Representatives Jim Seelow and Tom Benvenuto were also in attendance to support the cause. Jim’s wife Yolanda is herself a kidney transplant recipient and walked the course with all in attendance.

Pictured above left to right.

Matthew Seelow, Jim Seelow, Donna Benvenuto, Yolanda Seelow, Tom Benvenuto, Tom Millonzi 

First Student Mechanics Vote Teamsters

Milwaukee Wisconsin

On Friday, April 22, 2016 a mechanics group employed at the Milwaukee, WI north yard voted to become members of General Teamsters Local Union No. 200.

Present from the local for the vote were Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi, President Tom Bennett, Agent Randy Monroe and Agent Tom Benvenuto.

The Local Union was contacted by Darron Hill who has been at First Student Inc. since 2008. Brother Hill stated that he and his fellow mechanics felt they needed to bring a Union into their workplace and wanted the Teamsters.

The vote was a three to one victory for representation at First Student. The group was involved with a campaign a few years ago that involved the drivers from the north yard, as well as the south yard here in Milwaukee.

Darron stated on the day of the vote,

 “It was a great relief to finally get a chance to vote for the Union and I am very proud to be able to say that I am a Teamster.”

We here at Local 200 are happy to welcome Darron and his brother and sister mechanics into the Teamsters family and we look forward to working with them for their first contract.

In Solidarity,  


L200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi and Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council 39 State Construction Director Mike Gurich attended the 4th Annual Conference recently held.

" This conference drew 250 agents, officers and stewards from all over the country as the Teamsters look to build on their presence in the pipeline industry," said Secretary Treasurer Millonzi. " Wisconsin is in the cross hairs of some of this work and we want Teamsters on these projects expanding and repairing these lines," added Millonzi.

Pictured is the IBT Teamster National Pipeline Director David LaBorde (seated in the blue shirt) addressing the attendees. Pictured as well at the podium (in black vest) is Bubba Davis, IBT Building Material and Construction Director.

The Teamsters Pipeline Division has 3,000 members in its division and is currently the fastest growing division in the Teamsters. 


This event was held in Milwaukee to give students a "hands-on" experience as to what the Building Trades have to offer as an option to college.

The TEAMSTERS NATIONAL PIPELINE TRAINING display was also in attendance.


City of Milwaukee ODW Drivers Meet

 At Teamsters Local 200

Thursday January 28th ODW Drivers gathered to fill out

application for membership into Teamsters Local 200.

“We look forward to having this group of 330 hard working men and woman join Local 200, and we look forward to representing them” said Mike Gurich Business Representative at Teamsters Local 200.

City of Milwaukee Drivers fall under the ACT 10 Public Employees provision and will have to recertify their Union membership each year




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






Right To Work

Click here to get the facts

What's New at Teamsters 200




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.


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.

.

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.





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.


Teamsters Local 200
Copyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

Top of Page image