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.
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!
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.
Teamsters Local 200 would like to recognize Graciela Ledezma of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate on what was her last week of work. As a 4 decade plus Member of Local 200, Graciela made the decision to step into the leisure lifestyle of retirement. Enjoy Graciela!
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 RETIREES
Road project work on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 on Bluemound Road in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Teamsters Local 200 delivered concrete.
Traditionally during Presidential and Statewide Elections, Teamsters Local 200 alongside our Wisconsin Teamster Locals work in unison traveling the State providing information and the endorsements made by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Wisconsin Teamsters Joint Council No. 39. This year, we find ourselves utilizing other means than the personal interactions at worksites and plant gates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the recent increase in cases in Wisconsin, our thoughts and concerns are with our members with their health and safety first.
The Local Union has been heavily engaged in the “TEAMSTERS VOTE WORKERS WIN 2020” efforts underway that demonstrates candidates that support Organized Labor, Collective Bargaining, Pension Protection, Affordable Health Care, Social Security and Workers Rights. Available from the Local are pocket sized guides that will help you recognize these candidates, no matter which part of State you reside as a member of Teamsters Local Union No. 200. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the guide and the Local will mail to you the guide for your area. If you would like additional to hand out to your co-workers let us know in your request.
The shipment of hoodies, black or grey in color, just arrived and will be available for sale on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 8 am. The sizes range from Large to 4XL. The price for any size hoodie is $40.00 and only are available for pickup at the Local Union Hall.
Brothers and Sisters, my name is Mark Hanley. I am a proud 29-year Teamster and have been Union Steward for 9-years. I feel in order to make a positive change in favor for Organized Labor, we have to start at the top and work down. Therefore, the upcoming Presidential election on November 3, 2020 is of the utmost importance. People need to realize that who you place in power can impact you daily working environment, job security, workers’ rights, pensions, and healthcare.
Get out and VOTE! Make a positive change for Organized Labor on November 3, 2020.
Teamsters Local 200 would like to recognize Brother James Smith from Waste Management on his 25th Year as a Teamster. Thank you for your service in an industry that has been determined as 1 of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America.
On behalf of the Membership, Executive Board, Agents and Staff of Teamsters Local 200, we would like to congratulate Tim Robinson on his Retirement. Brother Robinson has been a Teamster member for 25 years and spent 11 of the 25 years as a Union Steward serving his Brothers and Sisters in the Freight Division. President Tim Pinter (left) and Secretary Treasurer Thomas J. Bennett are pictured with Tim as we extend our Best Wishes and Happy Retirement offeringon his 1st official day of Retirement.
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A Message from Melissa Winker
Meet Teamster endorsed candidate for the 38th State Assembly District; Melissa Winker....
Available at the Local 200 Union Hall are Local 200 Neck Gaiters for $8.00 each. Understanding that we should continue to maintain physical/social distancing and take all necessary precautionary measures we can, these Neck Gaiters can be part of the overall effort that each individual takes during this Pandemic
Available at the Local 200 Union Hall are TEAMSTER YARD SIGNS. These come with a metal stand to place in your yard or display in your window at your home. The signs are $5.00 each.
As part of Local 200 “Teamsters Vote Teamsters Win 2020“ Member to Member outreach, please take a moment to watch and listen to this message by LU200 Recording Secretary and Union Steward Clayton Moesch. The importance of the upcoming General Election takes on many different aspects, but let’s look at one recent ruling by the Trump appointed National Labor Relations Board. “The NLRB announced employers will no longer be restrained from disciplining or discharging stewards or officers who use profanity or engage in “abusive” actions in violation of an employer’s enforcement code of conduct.” For the last 7 decades, Union Stewards had protections only to be upended by a recent ruling by the NLRB General Counsel. These tested protections prevailed for 70 years, only to be discarded by the action of those determined to weaken Unions.
#TEAMSTERS2020: REGISTER TO VOTE!
American workers are facing the most essential election of our lifetimes. That’s why today, on National Voter Registration Day, the Teamsters are urging all their members to register to vote.
It’s easy! Just click here, fill out the form, and you’ll be all set.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 the General Election will be held across America. As part of our Member to Member outreach, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Local 200 are encouraging our Brothers and Siters to take an active role in this election cycle to strengthen the American Middle class and Workers Rights. Below is an offering from Local 200 Union Steward Darryl Sheffa.
“Hello, my name is Darryl Sheffa. I am an 18-year Teamster, Union Steward, and a proud father of 2 children. It is important to get out and vote to ensure our children have a safe future with great healthcare. Also, to have a choice for policies that represent all Americans, not just the rich. So, get out and vote on November 3!”
Healthcare needs for you and your family are crucial components in our daily lives. For our Teamster families that use Wisconsin Health Fund as their Healthcare provider, there are numerous services offered through your WHF Benefit and these benefits are available for your use during these troubling times. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have been uncertainties that many families are being confronted with that can be addressed through your Wisconsin Healthcare Benefit. Please contact WHF to see how they may be able to assist you and your family.
Our Teamster families of Local 200 have other Taft Hartley Healthcare Plans or Employer provided Healthcare Benefit Plans will have similar services for your personal needs. Please contact your Healthcare provider and inquire about these services.
Brothers and Sisters,
Recently, the State of Wisconsin has mailed to your home’s relevant information about the upcoming election/voting process here in Wisconsin. As part of our Member to Member information outlet, please take a moment to review the information in the link provided below.
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.