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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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

     
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Today is a second National Call-In Day to tell Congress to #ProtectOurPensions. Stand with working men and women by taking action for millions of working families.
Call 1-888-979-9806 to urge Congress to find a legislative solution that keeps or pensions whole
for active and retired workers.

On Thursday, July 13, 2018, members of Organized Labor stood together on the grounds of the Ohio   State House in support of the Butch Lewis Act of 2018.
" Our Wisconsin Retiree's have been at the forefront fighting to preserve our Pensions with no cuts. We know the Butch Lewis Act is a viable solution and the Joint Select Committee must act immediately, stated Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi to many in attendance yesterday at the Rally."

Retirement

Thousands rally to save pensions

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus scene of protest before hearing scheduled for Friday

By Owen Daugherty

Columbus Dispatch GateHouse Media Ohio

COLUMBUS: The passion from the crowd of thousands who traveled from all over the country was palpable as union workers descended on the Statehouse on Thursday to call on their elected representatives — both in Columbus and Washington — to save their dwindling pension funds.

The massive crowd gathered for a rally ahead of a Friday hearing at the Statehouse. The hearing includes both Ohio U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, who will take part in a bipartisan joint congressional committee tasked with solving the looming pension crisis that has put at risk the pensions of about 1.3 million retirees and active workers.

But before the elected leaders take to the drawing board in hopes of crafting a bipartisan solution to protect pensions, those at risk of losing their livelihood and retirement made it a point to have their voices heard and blow off a little steam in the process.

Those in attendance said their elected officeholders have pushed this problem Please see Pension, B4

Crowds cheer during an appearance by James Hoffa, the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, during a rally in Columbus on Thursday. | Brooke LaVaLLey/Dispatch


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off for too long. Retirees spent years paying into multi-employer pension funds with the hope of having that money when they finish working. With the Wall Street collapse and subsequent recession, those funds are now struggling and in need of support.

Without new legislation, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation — the federal entity that insures pensions — could go under.

Speakers representing dozens of labor unions took the stage to draw attention to the crisis that impacts active workers and retirees.

“This is the people’s building,” said Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO, pointing to the Statehouse in front of him. “We have had to assemble here to remind everyone of that.”

Repeated chants of “Fix it!” rang through the crowd as speakers urged them on. Retired union workers and those planning for retirement called on Congress to pass legislation that would pump hundreds of millions into struggling pension funds to which they say they are entitled.

“This is not a bailout,” said Mike Walden, President of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions. “Why aren’t we viewed as a taxpayer like everyone else?”

Brown proposed the Butch Lewis Act, which many in attendance supported, but it failed to get bipartisan support. That bill would have created a low-interest, 30-year federal loan to troubled pension plans, with no cuts to retiree benefits.

Dave Field, a lifelong Republican who voted for now-President Donald Trump in 2016 and donated to his campaign, said he stopped supporting the president following the passage of the tax plan Republicans passed in December because it gave tax cuts to corporations but forgot about pensions earned by people like him and others in attendance.

Field came in from North Carolina to attend the rally. He says he is doing his part by showing up as a sign of solidarity. After working for almost 40 years, Field has seen his monthly pension check cut by more than half, losing nearly $700 a month. He is worried that if things don’t get better, he would be forced to sell his house.

“People work for 40 years to earn a pension and now its being taken away,” he said. “The companies that caused it had bailouts. The government fined those companies, kept the fine money and left us hanging.”

Numerous pension plans, including the massive Central States Teamsters Pension Plan, the United Mine Workers Pension Plan, the Ironworkers Local 17 Pension Plan and many others are currently on the brink of failure.

More than 300 multiemployer plans across the nation are in danger of failing.

The hearing at the Statehouse will be the fifth on the pension crisis, but the first outside of Washington D.C. Ohio was chosen because it is among the states with the most pensions at risk, with nearly 60,000 workers in the Central States fund, which is in severely declining status.

By the end of July, the committee will finish the hearings and move on to finding a solution, one that needs bipartisan support.

A solution must be approved by five out of eight members of each party on the committee and then pass both the House and the Senate by an up-or-down vote, with no amendments allowed to be added.

Protestors gather at the Ohio Statehouse for protection of their pension rights. | ErIc AlBrEcht/Dispatch photos

Roger Hulsey (left), 69, of Jasper, Ala., and Mike Barnett, 61, of Springville, Ala., both retired coal miners, sit in the shade of the columns to protest at the Ohio Statehouse for protection of their pension rights on Thursday.

Teamster UPS Freight Negotiating Committee Reaches Tentative Agreement With UPS Freight

The Teamsters National UPS Freight Negotiating Committee (TNUPSFNC) and UPS Freight reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement,” Kris Taylor, IBT/UPS Freight Coordinator, announced today.

No further details will be released until leaders from Teamster local unions that represent UPS Freight members meet in the next few weeks at the Two-Person meeting to review the tentative agreement and approve sending it out for a membership ratification vote.

The parties agreed to an extension of the current agreement to allow for the ratification process to take place.

Once the upcoming meeting takes place, the union will release more information.

Click here to view the printed version of the UPS Rising Update.

Sign up for the UPS Rising app where you can find the current UPS and UPS Freight contracts, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Visit the UPS Rising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates.

Members can also go to www.upsrising.org for contract updates and other news.Text "UPS" to 86466 to receive text messages alerts (message and data rates may apply).

ATTENTION ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 MEMBERS

The negative impact of the Multiemployer Pension Crisis can affect everyone. Take a moment and view the Central States Pension link below to see the economic impact the Multiemployer Pension Crisis could have on Wisconsin families and its communities.

https://mycentralstatespension.org/congressional-campaign/economic-impact

As Teamsters, the Multiemployer Pension Crisis is a real time event happening today and now and the days are short in number to get the politicians attention to take action in Washington DC. Please visit www.VoicesForPensionSecurity.com and view the information provided.

    

ATTENTION UPS PACKAGE AND UPS FREIGHT MEMBERS OF LOCAL 200

Please see the below announcement from the IBT for the membership of UPS. The call is focused on the National Master UPS Agreement for the Package members, as the UPS Freight Bargaining Committee meets with the Employer's Representatives beginning today, July 9, 2018 and continuing through out this week to July 12, 2018. These Bargaining Sessions are being held in Minneapolis, MN and center around economics and sub-contracting as the main topics. Once a communication is available related to UPS Freight Bargaining from the Package Division, the Local Union shall offer the information.   

The upcoming August 2018 Primary Elections in Wisconsin are critical to working families, especially leading into the 2018 Midterm Elections in November. Participation in the election process begins with Voter Registration. If you are registered, encourage and assist someone that may not be registered. With the attack on workers rights, affordable health care, and the American middle class built by Union's, your vote does matter.
 

FROM THE DESK OF THE SECRETARY TREASURER

OPEN LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF LOCAL 200

Brothers and Sisters of Teamsters Local 200,

As the current Secretary Treasurer and Principal officer of Teamsters Local 200, the Secretary Treasurer of the Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council 39 and a member on the Wisconsin Health Fund Board of Trustees, I have had the distinct honor of serving the membership in these capacities.

These positions come with great responsibility and I carry their weight with pride and respect.

Now after serving for over 11 years as your Principal Officer and 41 years as a Teamster my time has come to an end. I will serve the remainder of my term and not seek re-election as other opportunities for myself have recently presented themselves, that for the betterment of myself and my family I simply cannot turn away from.

I would like to sincerely thank every member of this Local Union and every Teamster of this state for the opportunity I have had to serve them, and I wish nothing but the best for you and your families moving forward.

 Respectfully and in solidarity,

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

General Teamsters Local Union No. 200

This display of the Teamster Local 200 Retirees recognizes the proud heritage of our Brothers and Sisters that have fought to build a strong organization. These names reflect generations of families that have supported the efforts of this Local Union to build a strong middle class.

More now than ever before, the need for Unity and Strength is here and absolutely required. During July 12th through 13th, 2018 your presence and voice is needed in Columbus, Ohio at the Statehouse to bring attention to the MultiEmployer Pension Crisis facing the families of our communties.

For information on the events in Columbus, Ohio, contact the Local Union at 414-771-6363 or stop by the Local Union for more information.

Teamsters Decry Supreme Court Ruling Rolling Back Public Sector Union Rights

‘Janus’ Decision Is a Setback for Working People and Their Families

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-union advocates attempting to undercut the rights of millions of public employees to negotiate with their employers for a fair return on the value of their work.

By backing the plaintiffs in “Janus v. AFSCME,” the high court’s decision is an attempt to limit the collective voices of not only government workers, but those in the private sector as well. 

“The Supreme Court’s ruling is at a time when so many Americans are struggling just to make ends meet,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. “The Teamsters and our allies in the labor movement will redouble our efforts to ensure that working men and women have a voice on the job through strong unions.”

The median salary for working people represented by labor unions is $11,000 a year more than non-union people who have no right to negotiate.

“By overturning 40 years of judicial precedent, conservative judges endorsed an agenda supported by corporations and the wealthiest in our society to take away the right of public employees to negotiate over wages, benefits and working conditions,” said Michael Filler, Director of the Teamsters’ Public Services Division.

For more information on the Janus decision, click here.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including over 200,000 public employees. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

Are you a Public Services Teamster Local? If you have any questions on how the Janus decision affects you and your members, call the Teamsters Public Services Division at (202) 624-8149.

WATERFORD LIBRARIANS
JOIN LOCAL 200

The three fulltime librarians for the Village of Waterford have joined Teamsters Local 200.

“These three ladies saw the benefit of the available health insurance as well as knowing what being in a Union is all about,” said

Local 200 organizer Jared Wolski.

“Public sector employees wages and benefits are under attack by the current representatives in Madison as well as Washington DC, so having a group of workers, even a small group being able to sift through the fog and see the value of joining a union is encouraging,” said

Local 200 President Tom Bennett.

Pictured below left to right is Village of Waterford librarian Samantha Vogel, Local 200 organizer Jared Wolski, and librarian Patricia Cox.

Local 200 Endorsement

for the 21st Senate District of Wisconsin

Thank you to Cheryl and Bill Widen for hosting a great Hawkins for Wisconsin event tonight. Special thanks to Senator Mark Miller for making the drive from Madison to attend as our special guest. Thomas Bennett, President of Teamsters Local 200, presented me with the official letter of endorsement tonight too.

I was touched that two teacher friends from my early days in MPS could attend (Thanks for making the trip, Michelle Morris and Laura Biesterveld!) and that John and Cathie Lehman were able to be there. This was an inspiring and energizing event. The only thing missing was remembering to thank Robert Hawkins for his continuous support through this campaign. (Thank you, Rob.)

Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee Reaches Settlement in Principle on National Master UPS Agreement

The National Negotiating Committee has agreed to a settlement in principle on the National Master UPS agreement, subject to the resolution of supplemental agreements and approval by UPS local unions. The term of the national agreement is set at five years, expiring on July 31, 2023.

Highlights from the economics in the agreement include:

  • Article 22 Part Time Employees: The committee increased the number of full-time opportunities for the part-time members. The committee has also made significant improvements on the part-time wage structure and start rate. The current four-year wage progression ($10.00 to $12.50 over four years) has been eliminated. Instead, there will be a start rate that increases significantly in each year of the contract, from $13.00 on August 1, 2018, reaching $15.50 on August 1, 2022. The two-tier wage structure has been eliminated as well; all part-time employees hired after August 1, 2018 will make the new higher start rate. The new General Wage Increases total $4.15 over the five-year Agreement with no split wage increases. Existing part time employees will receive the General Wage Increases and make no less than the new start rate.
  • Article 34 Health & Welfare and Pension: Protecting the health & welfare and pension was a top priority for the members. The committee has negotiated substantial increases to the employer contributions to the various benefit funds, and increased pension benefits under the part-time UPS Pension Plan and the full-time UPS/IBT Pension Plan.
  • Article 41 Full-Time Employees: Significant increases to the full-time progression rates and general wage increases have been tentatively agreed to, totaling $4.15 over the life of the Agreement. A new classification of full-time combination driver starting at $20.50 and reaching a top rate of $34.79 by August 1, 2022. This provision will help to resolve several membership concerns, including Saturday and Sunday delivery, excessive forced overtime, time off, create additional high paying, full-time opportunities for part-time employees and provide thousands of additional contributors to our Teamster pension funds.
  • Article 43 Premium Services: There is a significant increase to the new hire progression for sleeper teams in Article 43. Mileage rates that far surpass any rates in the industry have been tentatively agreed to. In addition, the National Committee has successfully negotiated a provision to pull many loads that are currently moved by the railroad off of the rails and move those loads to newly created sleeper teams, resulting in at least 2000 new full-time jobs for the members. Sleeper team jobs are the highest paying jobs in the bargaining unit. This will also open up more full-time opportunities for part-time employees as full-time employees fill these jobs, creating full-time openings.

There is a meeting scheduled for July 9–12 for any Supplemental Agreements to the NMA that remain unresolved. As of this update there are several supplements that need to be finalized.

Once these Supplements are resolved there will be a meeting of all local unions known as the “two-person committee” (two officers and/or agents from each Local Union representing UPS) to review the tentative agreement.

The specific language on all proposed changes to the NMA and the supplements will then be sent to the membership for review and vote. Voting will be by electronic balloting, using the same procedure as the strike authorization vote. Members should also take the time to review the previous nine weekly updates for information on non-economic language improvements.

“I am confident that once the membership has reviewed and understood the changes, they will see that this agreement is among the very best ever negotiated for UPS members,” said Denis Taylor, co-chairman of the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating committee. “I realize that the membership is anxious to see the improvements, but as I explained at the beginning of this process, the specifics must be held until the Supplements have been settled and the entire proposed contract has been reviewed by the two-person committee. There will be ample time for the members to review and understand the proposed agreement prior to voting. This is the process that has always been followed and I ask the members to be patient as we work to bring them the best possible contract. On behalf of the entire National Negotiating Committee, I also remind the membership, once again, that they should not rely on the misinformation that is circulating on the Internet. The groups that are generating that misinformation do not have your best interests in mind.”

UPS Freight negotiations will continue in Minneapolis, July 9-12, with economics and subcontracting as the main topics.

Click here to view the UPS update.


 

Attention Local 200 Brothers and Sisters of Southeastern Wisconsin

General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 proudly endorses Lori Hawkins as a candidate for the 21st Senate District of Wisconsin. The 21st Senate District covers impart the communities from Milwaukee-Racine county line south to the Wisconsin/Illinois border, as far west as portions of Burlington and Twin Lakes. Lori offers a fresh concept and voice for the advancement of working families, focusing on her communities and the citizens of these communities. Local 200 encourages our membership to visit www.HawkinsforWI.com
 and learn about her and the vision for Wisconsin.  

WEEKEND WITH THE TEAMSTERS

The 8th Annual “A weekend with the Teamsters” event was held from Friday, June 8th to Sunday, June 10, 2018 here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that brought Teamster leaders and Community leaders from all over North America to communicate and educate with the theme of “The Power of Hope”. This event hosted by, Elder Ricky Price and Pastor Monica Parchia Price, was conducted at the M. Zion Assembly Church on the evenings of Friday and Sunday, with Recognitions, Workshops and Activities at the Early View Academy on Saturday Afternoon.

Teamster honorees that were recognized were Stan Hennessy (International President Teamsters Canada and President Teamsters Local 31), Gregory Floyd (IBT Trustee and President Teamsters Local 237), Roy Gillespie of Teamsters Local 600, James Curbeam (IBT), Larry Dupree (Local 79), Sequette Baldwin (Local 988) Joe Williams (Local 20), Mark Chapman (Local 20 and Gregory Foster (Local 705). In attendance were Teamsters Woody Wilson (Vice President Local 769), Ralph Stubbs (President Local 41), Teresa Smith and Ray Nixon (Local 41), Ben Hennessy Vice President Local 31), Duane Bryan Trustee Local 31), Anthony Kirk (Business Representative Local 31), Caley Fieldhouse (Business Representative Local 31), Pat Smith (Local 344) and Tim McCall (BMWED).   

Teamsters Local 200 members attended the weekend events to include Tom Bennett (President Local 200), Tim Pinter (Vice President Local 200) Clayton Moesch (Trustee Local 200) and Darrick Jordan (Business Representative Local 200). Brother Jordan conducted a TNBC Central Region Meeting with Brothers and Sisters who were in attendance.

Not only does this event recognize the contributions Teamsters make to their Organization and Communities, this event recognizes leaders outside the Teamster Organization that provide dedication and commitment to those within their communities.   Captain Timothy Heier, Detective Deneen McClintion, Lieutenant Charles Berard, Officer Gerald Winding and Valeria Zorich of the Milwaukee Police Department, Assistant Fire Chief Gerard Washington and Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lipski of the Milwaukee Fire Department and Aretha Simons from Orlando, Florida were all honorees at this weekend’s event.

Elder Ricky Price, a 38-year Teamster (recently retired) was also recognized by numerous elected leaders in the Community and from the State of Wisconsin for the commitment of his outreach.  This powerful event and its growth is driven by Elder Price’s vision and the work of those involved in this program. Teamster Locals from across North America provided additional support and offering to make this year’s event a success. Teamsters Local 200, along with Teamster Local 237, Local 118, Local 174, Local 769, Local 31, Local 25 and Local 41 were recognized by Elder Price for their contributions.

Local 200 has offered our support for this event in 2019 and we look forward to the next “A weekend with the Teamsters”.
 

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UPS, UPS Freight Members
Authorize Strikes,
If Necessary

UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have approved giving their respective negotiating committees the right to call a strike, if necessary.

The UPS members authorized a strike, if necessary, by a 93 percent margin. At UPS Freight, the margin was 91 percent.

The vote was conducted by electronic secret ballot and the tally was released tonight.

“This vote by our UPS and UPS Freight members gives the negotiating committees bargaining leverage this week and during subsequent negotiations for the national contract and the supplements,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee. “It is very helpful to have the members’ backing as we work toward negotiating strong contracts at UPS and UPS Freight.”

Sign up for the UPS Rising app where you can 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.

Members can also go to www.upsrising.org for contract updates and other news. Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).

On Saturday June 2nd, 90 plus Local 200 members from Ozinga Ready Mix supplied almost 7, 000 yards of concrete for the new BMO Tower across from the Milwaukee City Hall, starting just after midnight on Saturday. The pour was expected to last 25 hours, but was completed 6 hours ahead of schedule.

 
 

 

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.

 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!

 

 


 

 

 


 


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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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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