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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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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PENSION INFORMATION

CENTRAL STATES PENSION LETTER TO RETIREES CHAPTER PRESIDENT

CLICK HERE TO READ LETTER

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE ENTIRE SUBMISSION

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WISCONSIN COMMITTEE TO PROTECT PENSIONS

Attention Local 200 Teamsters,

With the letter recently received to all Central States Pension Fund participants, and the pension changes looming, there are advocacy groups springing up all over the country in hopes of stemming the changes proposed.

 These groups include some based right here in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions was established by two retired L200 members, Bob Amsden and Bernie Anderson, and both are working tirelessly to promote the message and enlighten anyone willing to listen to the devastating effects these changes may bring to all CSPF participants. The ultimate change they are looking to gain is funding to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) to keep our pensions whole.

This group of retirees and active members, and their goal of funding the PBGC are in the best interest of all Central States Participants whether living in Wisconsin or elsewhere.

Please consider helping these dedicated retirees and members with a monetary donation made out to the name and address below.

Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions

  Or

     Pension Rights Center

  PO Box 361

  Hales Corners, WI 53130-9998

In Solidarity,

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

Teamsters Local

Union No. 200

Right now some retirees across the country are facing enormous cuts to the benefits they earned through years of loyalty and service to their employers. Congress caused this problem last December by rolling back a decades old provision preventing cuts to promised retiree benefits. To make matters even worse, Congress allows retirees to vote on the cuts but any ballot that goes unreturned is counted as in favor of the cuts, and even if the beneficiaries vote against the cuts, the Treasury still has the right to require cuts to pension benefits. 

Legislation sponsored by Senator Rob Portman and Representatives David Joyce and Tim Ryan, the Pension Accountability Act (S. 2147/H.R. 4029), will give plan participants a meaningful voice when plans are considering making cuts. The legislation requires a majority, binding vote from plan participants before any cuts may be made and only returned ballots will be counted in the vote total. Take Action Now!

In addition to the Pension Accountability Act, the Teamsters Union continues to support S. 1631/ H.R. 2844, the Keep Our Pension Promises Act (KOPPA). KOPPA would protect workers and retirees from cuts to their earned retirement benefits. The legislation would restore anti-cutback rules so that retirees in financially troubled multi-employer pension plans would be protected from having their earned benefits cut.

We want to ensure that our nation’s retirees will have a voice when it comes to cuts in benefits that were earned over a lifetime of service. We urge you to email your Senators and Representative to ask them to sign onto S. 2147/ H.R. 4029, the Pension Accountability Act. 

Attention Local 200 Teamsters

Central States Pension Fund Letters Hit the Mailboxes

 of active and retired participants alike

As active members and retired members receive their letter from the CSPF the reality of the dire situation our fund is in becomes very real and very personal to us all.

We, as participants, have been receiving notification for years in regards to the issues facing the funding levels and what it could mean and why.

Now we are here. What can I as an active or retired member do?

Each member of the fund, active or retired, should read ALL the information they recently received from the fund. It outlines your very individual scenario in respect to your benefit past and future.

If you have computer access go as well to the fund site for more information at

 www.CSPensionRescue.com

There are retiree advocacy groups meeting and fighting the daunting task of repealing current law, and then passing legislation to fund the underfunded pension funds like our own. It is no easy task.

You can join this effort by going to

 www.mycspensionhandsoff.com

Please take the time to learn about your fund. Understand as best you can why your personal benefit is what it is. And if you have questions or concerns of any kind follow the instructions outlined in your mailing and write a letter and ask the fund. Be as specific as you possibly can. 

Please read below two letters

One from General President Hoffa to
The Central States Pension Fund Trustees.

And

one from Eastern IBT VP John Murphy and Central IBT VP John Coli
 to Central States Executive Director Thomas Nyhan

Teamsters Retired and Active Come Together

 

US Treasury Dept. Holds Pension Forum in Milw.

 

Retired and active Teamsters from as far away as a five hour drive came to Milwaukee to hear and speak to the government appointed “special master” Kenneth Fienberg from 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM Wednesday December 9th

Mr. Feinberg has been appointed by the Obama Administration and the Treasury department to oversee the submission of, and approval or denial of, plans submitted by multiemployer pension funds that are underfunded and looking for change.

“We are here to bring the voice of the members of this local to Mr. Feinberg and the Treasury department” said Tom Millonzi, Principal officer of Teamsters Local 200.

Tom Bennett, President of Local 200 is shown addressing Mr. Feinberg.

49 others followed Tom at the microphone as each gave their opinion of the Central States Pension Fund plan being considered by the Treasury Department.

310 retirees and actives and their spouses were in attendance.

 

Thank you to IBT Vice President John Murphy for his attendance at this very important meeting

 

Pictured left to right

Tom Bennett President Teamsters Local 200, Bob Amsden and Bernie Anderson, Wisconsin Committee to Protect pensions

 

Mr. Kenneth Feinberg  “Special Master”

 

Tom Bennett President Teamsters Local 200

UPDATE FROM RETIREE REPRESENTATIVE (#2)
Susan Mauren

Retiree Representative to the Central States Pension Fund
P.O. Box 15670, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Email: CentralStatesRetireeRep@losgs.com

CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND RESCUE PLAN
UPDATED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AUGUST 27, 2015

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

Hoffa Joins Congressional Leaders, Retirees at Rally to Stop Pension Cuts

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), retiree advocates and hundreds of retirees on Capitol Hill today to call on Congress to protect the earned retirement benefits of millions of American retirees and workers. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

Wisconsin retirees headed to Washington, D.C to speak on possible pension cuts

Milwaukee -

Under a new law, millions of union workers and retirees across the country are at risk of not getting their pensions as promised. Many in Wisconsin are concerned and are headed to Washington D.C this week to speak up.

The concerns began in December, after congress passed the Multiemployer pension reform act.

"The government passed a law in 2014, which is going to allow any multiemployer pension fund to reduce pensions 30 to 60%, if the trustees are in declining condition with no proof," said Bob Amsden, who is a member of the Local Teamster 200. He's also one of 10 million retirees across the country who could face pension cuts.

"I drove trucks for 33 years for 5 companies... every job we had we knew our pensions were promised and guaranteed by the government, " Amsden said.

But now that promise is in limbo because of the new law. That's why Amsden started the "Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions" in January 2015.

"This isn't going to be just a teamster issue... this is going to affect 1,400 multiemployer plans which are carpenters... electricians.. plumbers," Amsden added.

The Wisconsin committee will travel to Washington D.C this week with 20 of it's members to speak up about their concerns.

"Going out there to testify in front of the Treasury Department to tell them how devastating this is going to be to us if they don't do something to stop this," Amsden said.

In June, Senator Tammy Baldwin signed on as an original cosponsor of a bill called "The Keep our Pension Promises At." The bill was introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and it could reverse the pension cuts.

The Wisconsin committee is scheduled to meet with Senator Baldwin, Republican Senator Ron Johnson and other legislators on Thursday about the proposed bill.

It's unclear when the pensions could be cut, but if congress doesn't act, it could happen as early as 2016.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
TAPED AT TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200

PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED VIDEO OF PRESIDENT JIM HOFFA

One of our very own, Teamsters Local 200 long time and very active Stewards at Ozinga, Doug Bolander is one of the Teamsters from around the country featured in
 “Lets Get America Working”

Happy Labor Day to all Local 200 Teamsters!!

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

From the Desk of the Secretary Treasurer

Local 200 Brothers and Sisters,

As promised this office will forward to all those members of interest any and all information received to this Local from the Central States Pension Fund.

Please see below a letter from my desk to the pension Fund Trustees, and the answer received.

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

Teamsters Local Union No. 200

FROM THE DESK OF THE SECRETARY TREASURER

Retiree and General Meeting Pension Report

Tuesday April 14th both at noon and 7pm a report was given to all in attendance about the Central States Pension Fund letter recently received by participants.

“Like has been told to both the retirees and the active members of Local 200 repeatedly, we will report to you any and all information forwarded by the Fund to your Local leadership in regards to Central States and the recently passed changes to the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014” stated Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi. “We did just that yesterday. Retirees as well as active members at both meetings were attentive and engaged.

“Your Local Union Leaders are not in favor of pension cuts in any form. But at the same time want the Fund that so many of our retirees and active members count on, or will count on, in the future to prosper. Directing members and retirees to reach out to their Senate and House representatives, and even the President, with their displeasure. Directing their representatives to consider monetary relief to save this fund, instead of following the path recently put into law to reduce benefits.”

Please go to the new site recently put up by Central States to follow any new information they have to offer participants at

www.CSPensionRescue.com

Secretary Treasurer

Thomas L. Millonzi

“MPRA of 2014”  

This link will provide the retired and active participates of Central States Pension Fund the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) for your review

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING HANDOUTS FROM THE CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND MEETING HELD TODAY, WEDNESDAY APRIL 8 IN CHICAGO

Click here to go directly to CSPensionRescue.com

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