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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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Saving A Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y9xvzrZlIA&feature=youtu.be

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.  

 

Teamsters YRC Freight, Holland, and New Penn Contract Will Now Take Effect

Workers in Western Pennsylvania Have Approved The Last Supplement
PRESS CONTACT

Galen Munroe

Phone: (202) 624-6904

(WASHINGTON) – The last supplement to the YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn National Master Freight Agreement has now been ratified by the affected membership, which means the new national collective bargaining agreement and all supplemental agreements are now fully ratified and will take effect immediately. The National Master portions of the agreement and all other supplements were previously approved by the membership on May 3.

The only outstanding supplement following the May 3 vote, the Joint Council 40 Supplement, was approved this week.

“The national contract will now take effect and I want to thank all our members for their support during this long process,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division.  “The wage increases are retroactive to April 1 and it is anticipated that any retro pay will be distributed within the next 30 days.”

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.

House Budget Committee Democrats

Keeping Our Promise to America’s Seniors: Retirement Security in the 21st Century

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WE REMEMBER OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
WHO HAVE LEFT US...

     JAMES EASTON                       JAYDEN GJERSETH

     CHARLES LEIBID                     LANDON LAFFIN

     CHARLES LEIBFRIED                CORY J. BARR

     PETER M. FIEDLER JR.              JAMES BACKERS

     MICHAEL C. GONSIOR              MICHAEL J. MICHALSKI

     ERICK MEDINA                         DAVID C. COWAN

     ISSAC NOTZ                             LINDSEY JOKIEL

     DAVID STURGIS                       TODD KLAUSER

     NATHAN SAARI                         WILLIAM VERBSKY

     GUY K. KOLMAN                        MARCELO BARREIRO-MERSFELDER

     RICKY LINDBERG                      SCOTT L. MARTINSON

     RICHARD MAURICE HANSEN       MATEO CARDENAS

     HAROLD WILLIAMS                    SCOTT MICHAEL SWARTZ

     NANCY GRYMALA                       SCOTT E. SPIEGEL

     RICO CARUSO                           DANIEL HUCK

     GREGORY L. ROSENTHAL            JAMES J. HASTREITER

     KLINT K. MITCHELL                    WILLIAM J. WALKER

     SARA LUEBKE                             PATRICIA JUSTIN

     STEVE E. WADE                          WENDI GARCIA

     PAUL M. KLOOS                          JESSICA LINDBERG

     JOHN KINJERSKI                        MARK VERHEYEN

     TUCKER WESTFALL                     MARCELLUS MARTINEZ

     CHARLES G. IRVINE JR.               DAVID A. NELSON

     JONATHAN BAHR                        JAMES WATSON

     MERLIN WAECHTER                    FREDDY JOHNSON

     DEVIN GREINER                         ONE UNKNOWN/UNIDENTIFIED

     BRIAN R. LOCKEY

Sunday, April 28, 2019 a Workers Memorial Day Program was held at Zeidler Union Square in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Studies show that that every 7 seconds a worker is injured on the job and in 2017 that 5,147 workers died on the job as reported by the United States Department of Labor. Safety is everyone’s duty and should always be at the forefront. Teamster’s Local 200 membership and their families have been tragically impacted by several workplace deaths over the years, and just recently a Local 200 Retiree and his family lost a son in a construction site accident.

Tom Coyne, President of the Waukesha County Labor Council

District Attorney John Chisholm

Tiffany Henry, Office of Senator Tammy Baldwin

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

Robert Hansen, Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore Pam Fendt, President of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Wisconsin Endeavor/Madison/Janesville Committee to Protect Pensions welcomed several guest speakers to their event, to include IBT International Vice President at Large John Murphy, Bill Black of the Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43 and Vice President Sherman Liimatainen of the NUCCP. Teamster Retiree Bob Brockway hosted the event working with Bernie Anderson and Ken Stribling of the Milwaukee Committee, providing an informative meeting to the 100 plus Brothers and Sisters in attendance. The Committee offered the floor to Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Bennett with his words directed towards the continuing efforts that need to be maintained by all and the importance to reach out to the elected officials on all levels of government to understand the overall impact of the critical and declining multiemployer pension funds.
 
Summary information for the
YRCW Tentative Agreement

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

A recording of the YRCW Members Teleforum from April 10, 2019 has been uploaded to the Teamster website. Below is a direct link to the page where you may listen to the teleforum call from Wednesday, April 10 covering highlights of the tentative National Master Freight Agreement and the ratification process.



https://teamster.org/news/2019/04/listen-yrcw-members-teleforum-april-10

Thank  you!

Amanda Ernest
National Freight Division
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
25 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone (202) 624-8761     Fax (202) 624-8722
Mobile (240) 508-8371     Email: Aernest@teamster.org

Leaders of all Teamster locals that represent workers at YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn met today, and with the exception of one local voted unanimously to endorse the tentative National Master Freight Agreement, paving the way for a vote by the membership. Ballot packages will be mailed to all members on or about April 19. Voting will be done online or by phone, and will close at noon (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 3. For details go to www.ibt.io/YRCW2019

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.

 

  

The text was offered today as to Senate Bill 833. Another action in an attempt to resolve the Multiemployer Pension Crisis.

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

LOCAL 200 CELEBRATES
WOMENS HISTORY MONTH
OUR ROUNDY'S LADIES

The latest effort to introduce legislative action regarding multiemployer pension plans is S.833. This Bill is sponsored by Senator Portman (R-OH) on 3/14/19 and has 2 Co-Sponsors, being Senator Brown (D-OH) and Senator Fisher (R-NE). Once the text of the Bill is available it will be presented for your review and comments towards your elected Wisconsin officials of Senator Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Johnson (D-WI).

Please follow the Bill at CONGRESS.GOV  

 

 

LOCAL 200 CELEBRATING
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

LOCAL 200 OFFICE STAFF

LEFT TO RIGHT

LaRHONDA PAEZ

SANDRA CRUZ

BONNIE BOHL

HOLLAND OFFICE STAFF
 LEFT TO RIGHT

KRISS LYNCH - SARAH ROHDE
 
JULIE BALTHAZOR - JO BYERLY

WENDY OBERDORF

REGINA RAMSEY

ACACIA HAYES

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Vice President Jeff Flayter, Recording Secretary Clayton Moesch, Trustees Randy Francois, Gary Shearier, Jim Hilgenberg and Business Representative Jared Wolski presented a donation from Local 200 to the leadership of the Milwaukee Police Assocation on behalf of Matthew Rittner to the Fallen Heroes Fund.

 
JARED WOLSKI TERRY SIMENSON
JAY COUTURIER GARY SHEARIER

UPS Freight Agreement Available Online

The 2018-2023 National Master UPS Freight Agreement is now available online and ready to print.

You may access the agreement here.

Workers at UPS Freight ratified the new five-year agreement in November 2018 that was the company’s last, best and final offer. Members approved the contract by a 77 percent to 23 percent margin.

The agreement covers about 11,600 workers at the company.

Visit www.UPSrising.org for more info. Download and sign up for the UPS Rising mobile app here to find the current UPS contract, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Visit the UPS Rising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates.

Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).

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.

 

VOICES FOR PENSION SECURITY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR  THE ABOVE WEBSITE

2018 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200
SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING

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LABOR DAY 2018

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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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STAY CURRENT WITH YOUR LOCAL

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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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