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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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ðŸÂÂ’ª Teamster Fire Medics on the COVID-19 frontlines! These heroes are employed at Village of Salem Lakes Fire & Rescue in Wisconsin and are members of Teamsters Local 200.

www.teamster.org/covid-19

Kroger Family of Companies and Teamsters Announce Hero Bonus for All Hourly Frontline Associates

Announcement follows company’s previous appreciation bonus for hourly grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates

The Kroger Family of Companies and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today announced that Kroger and its affiliates will provide all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates with a Hero Bonus – a $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay, applied to hours worked March 29 through April 18. The premium will be disbursed weekly to ensure associates have access to additional cash. 

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Your VOTE does matter. The deadline to request your Absentee Ballot is Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5pm. Please visit myvote.wi.gov and the request can be processed.

 
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These Brothers and Sisters are working around the clock to serve our Communities.

Thank you to the Members of Local 200.

2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Our communities depend on essential needs, and mass transit is crucial to many families. Our Teamster Brothers and Sisters at the City of Racine RYDE Transit System are essential service workers during this Emergency Order of "Safer at Home". Thank you for your dedication to your Community.

Local 200 Sister Erma King at City of Racine. THANK YOU to our ESSENTIAL SERVICE TEAMSTERS!

The Executive Board of General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 has passed a Resolution in reference to Article XII - Contract Ratification, Wage Scales, Disputes over Jurisdiction.

With the demand on the Food Supply Chain to service our communities during these unprecedented times based on a declared National Emergency by the President, the Emergency Order #12 “Safer at Home Order” by Governor Evers, the CDC Guidelines, Teamsters join together to meet the needs. Our Members at US Foods have seen volume decrease due to the mandates related to restaurants restrictions, so they are temporarily at the Oconomowoc Roundy’s Distribution Center assisting our Brothers and Sisters at that site. Our Teamster Organization and its Members have seen our efforts prevail during so many other historical events over the decades that Americans have faced. The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our communities like never seen before and as a country are responding in heroic ways.

Please, take this pandemic seriously. Working together we can be part of “flattening the curve” by common sense activities. Practice Social Distancing, wash your hands, but most of all, support each other, respect each other and acknowledge each other’s values.

With the Emergency Order #12, “Safer at Home Order” as enacted by Governor Evers on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Wisconsinites need to re-think the methods of voting in the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Please visit

www.myvote.wi.gov 
for the best possible method to vote.
Your VOTE MATTERS!

In our time of need, America moves by truck with an essential Teamster behind the wheel.

America moves by Truck. A truck with an essential Teamster behind the wheel. We can never thank them enough.

A VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TEAMCARE

FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT HAVE TEAMCARE, PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION

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Working to serve our communities in our time of need

COVID-19 OUTBREAK RESOURCES

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Teamsters Union is focused on providing our affiliate locals, 1.4 million members, and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time. 

Many Teamster members across multiple industries are seeing the effects of the widespread transmission of the disease caused by the virus, known as COVID-19. These workers are at increased risk if they frequently interact with potentially infected or infected individuals.

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Teamster Local 200 Brothers and Sisters at
Roundy’s serving our communities

 

A Message to Warehouse Teamsters from Division Director Steve Vairma

As one of the largest divisions in the Teamsters Union, the Warehouse Division has been working with our local unions in the Grocery and Broadline industries during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • In a number of states. restaurants and schools have been closed affecting our members in the Broadline Industry and putting even more pressure on the Grocery Distributors and our members to meet the demands of the public.  

 

This update is from Wisconsin Health Fund.

General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 supports the efforts of all governmental agencies and organizations that are working together to bring social awareness and preventable measures as to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As our communities and business address the path moving forward, the impact may affect the business practices of Teamster Members and their Employers. To protect the health and well-being of individuals must be foremost under the circumstances facing us. If you become laid off due to the conditions facing us due to the change of business conditions or become ill due to the coronavirus and are out of work for at least 30 days, please contact your Local Union to request a withdrawal card.    

Let's exercise caution, not fear. Following the guidelines set forth by trained professionals and medical professionals will prevail. 

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General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 proudly endorses Robert Hansen for Greenfield School Board. The commitment Robert displays is a sound focus on the needs of the students for their success today and for the future. For our Teamster Brothers and Sisters that make Greenfield their home, we encourage supporting Robert Hansen for School Board. Learn more about Robert at RobertHansenforGreenfield on Facebook.

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March is celebrated as Women’s History Month to recognize and honor the contributions of all women in our society. There has been solid path of leadership by women with their dedication to end violence, create progressive empowerment, strengthen the rights of women and equality globally. Our Teamster Sisters are part of a culture to create a strong message by their advocacy and are visionaries for generations to come.       

Teamsters Local 200 Union Steward Matt Brown retired on Friday, February 28, 2020 after a 41-year career at Pereles Brothers Inc. On behalf of the Local Union Membership, Executive Board, Agents and Staff, we wish Matt the best in his retirement.  


 

Teamsters Local 200 celebrates
the month of March as
Women's History Month.

 
The strength of our Teamster Organization is based on all being recognized as equals and with a equal voice. Our path forward continues to build Unity and Solidarity in our workplaces, communities and government by the empowerment of women leadership.

Please save the date. This 3-day gathering of Brothers and Sisters from Local Union's across the country develops relationships that last forever. Awesome Family gathering!

Teamster Local 200 member Demetrian McClain prepared a public service announcement on the importance of Get out the Vote in the upcoming elections. Please take a moment and listen to the message and share with others. Thank you to Polictial Talk Radio 101.7FM in Milwaukee for the opportunity.

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Hoffa: House Approval of PRO Act Will Benefit Hardworking Americans

Lawmakers Pass Bill That Will Improve Rights of Those on the Job
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Ted Gotsch

Phone: (202) 624-6911

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation approved by the House today that would comprehensively update the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to benefit workers.

 “In approving the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, the House agreed to restore fairness to the economy at a time when income inequality has stifled the ability of far too many hardworking Americans to earn a decent wage that allows them to support their families.

 “The PRO Act will strengthen the NLRA so that workers seeking to organize a union and negotiate higher wages and better benefits will be protected. Workers deserve a safe workplace, the ability to stand together and negotiate better working conditions, and to live a middle-class lifestyle.

 “Lawmakers have realized what happens when workers are abandoned by their elected officials. The misclassification of workers is on the rise and too many working Americans are falling through the cracks. The Teamsters have witnessed such behavior firsthand as XPO workers across the country try to organize with this union. I’m glad to see a majority of the House are standing with workers by allowing them to join together to negotiate on the job.”

 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.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Freight Division represents hard working Brothers and Sisters that include Local and Over the Road Drivers, Dockworkers, Mechanics and Office Personnel across America. Our Freight membership of Teamsters Local Union No. 200 are the cornerstone of the saying, “America moves by Truck”.

Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council No. 39 “James Jesinski Scholarship” application process is underway for those that are eligible and attend the UW-Madison Campus. The current copy of the Wisconsin Teamster Newspaper is being delivered to your home and additional information for this Scholarship is within this edition.

 

General Teamsters Local Union No.200 has endorsed the candidacy of Marina Dimitrijevic as the next Alderwoman for the 14th District of the City of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is built by many neighboring communities and Marina has has demonstrated her commitment to serve the families of Milwaukee in an honorable fashion. Marina's voice and actions are straight forward, determined to reach results that create positive solutions.

Please visit Marina for Milwaukee at Facebook to learn more about Marina's campaign, important dates and events.

 

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Visit the below link to ensure you are registered or registration is needed.


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 


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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.

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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