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  • 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.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • 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.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

     
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Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi (pictured left) and Local 200 President Tom Bennett (pictured right) present a donation to the "Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride" event. Accepting the check are: Dr. Ivor Benjamin, Director of the Cardiovascular Center (second from left) and Rick Baldry, "Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride" event chair (second from right)

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

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John Kinjerski, better known as J.K., poses with State Construction Chairman Mike Gurich. J.K. is a long time Steward for Advance Disposal. He spent the majority of his career under the truck as a mechanic, but switched gears and now drives roll-off. J.K.,s passion is racing and building race cars, and being a proud Local 200 Union member! He understands the importance of the Union, and what it brings to the membership. Members like J.K. are what Teamster Power is all about.

“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

Waste Management Steward Ron Moeller has been around the waste industry his whole life. Ron started working years ago in the family waste business Moeller Disposal, which was located in the Town of Vernon.  In the late 1980’s Ron moved to BFI Solid Waste and helped them become members of the Teamsters Union. Ron served as a steward at BFI  for roughly 6 years. In 1995 Ron moved his skills, ability and solid waste knowledge to Waste Management and in 2011 Ron was elected as one of the steward for Waste Management Franklin location, where he still serves as a steward. Ron has worked very hard as an advocate for members rights and for a strong Teamster Union. Ron is also a huge Nascar fan, traveling to several races each year and is a huge supporter of his favorite driver and defending Nascar Champion Kevin Harvick.

Mike Lancour has been a long time Local 200 member. He has also been a very dedicated and productive Union Steward throughout those years. As his business representative I have had the pleasure of working to resolve many issues at ABF Freight Systems with Mike in his capacity as Union steward and he will be sincerely missed. Mike stated that he was very happy with the representation of Local 200 and that he was very proud to be a member of Teamsters Local 200. Our feelings are mutual, we are very proud of brother Lancour’s  accomplishments as a Union Steward and as a member. We wish him all the best in his retirement.

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

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Local 200 President Tom Bennett recently made a visit to the ABF location in Kenosha and is shown here with 20 year Local 200 member Gerard Lakatos showing off his new ABF uniform adorning the Teamster patch on the sleeve.

Local 200 Business Representative Wes Gable and Local 200 Union Steward Dave Miller of American Bottling are pictured above walking into contract negotiations today.

“We are looking to secure another  good contract for the members working here,” said Wes. “ The current agreement was a five year contract set to expire May 1st.”

American Bottling has 34 Teamsters working at the facility.

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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Northwestern Mutual "BIG POUR"
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL POUR

On March 27th at 7:00pm Sonag Ready Mix, with the help from Ace Redi-Mix, New Berlin Redi-Mix, Nuvo Construction and Okauchee Redi-Mix, started a 10,000 cubic yard continuous pour that lasted 27 hours. 50 trucks made 1,000 trips around the clock to complete the foundation pour for the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons project. The new building will rise 34 stories above the ground. Gilbane and C.G.Schmidt are the general contractors for this project.

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2015 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION

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MULTI-EMPLOYER PENSION

Teamsters Local 200 and Special Olympics

Teamsters Local 200 and Special Olympics

Teamsters donate to Local Special Olympics

Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi along with Local 200 Business agent Randy Monroe are pictured with the Special Olympics Basketball participants recently at their practice in Burlington.

“I see one of the players, Ron Buehlman, all the time. He’s a nice guy and he loves playing basketball,” said agent Monroe.

Agency Director of the Western Racine County Special Olympics Donna McKusker was on hand at the practice to receive the donation.

For additional information about the Western County Special Olympics go to their face book page at

www.facebook.com/specialolympicsofracinecounty

Special Olympic basketball player Ron Buehlman

LOCAL 200 WELCOMES A NEW READY MIX COMPANY

Teamsters Local 200 is proud to announce that we have signed a new ready mix company to a long term Union contract.  Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, is a 4th generation family run ready mix business that has just  opened its first location in Kenosha with the intent of expanding to several other locations in southeastern Wisconsin.

Business Agent Tom Benvenuto with Local 200 member Gale Oldenburg
Ozinga Ready Mix temporary portable plant in Kenosha

L to R Business Agent Tom Benvenuto with Local 200 members Rick Smithkey, Andrew Brommer, Mike Butterworth

Ozinga sign outside their Kenosha Plant

LIFE AFTER MID-TERM ELECTIONS

With the Country’s Mid-Term elections behind us, we as an organization look to the future. The goals of the Local Union are to understand the needs of the working families within our own membership, our communities and within the State of Wisconsin. With that understanding, the determination to secure living wages, affordable healthcare and retirement security shall be on the forefront.  

Organizing the un-organized employees shall be an effort we collectively share. The work to be done can only be accomplished as whole, with each member participating. Workers have endured decades of advancement within the workplace. With that advancement, we shall promote continuation and strengthen our presence.

As we proceed with determination, we do so cautiously. Listening can be crucial. As we listen, we undertake the role of leadership. Then our actions will reflect sound decisions for generations to come.  

In Solidarity

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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.

 
 
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