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  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

     

  • 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!

     
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A NEW VIDEO STARRING TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE, ON YOUTUBE AND ON FACEBOOK
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LATEST NEWS

PAST AND FUTURE INFORMATION REGARDING PENSIONS WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEW "PENSION" CATEGORY LISTED IN THE MASTHEAD ABOVE

Former Local 43 Office Staffer Cindi Retires

When Teamsters Local 43 merged with Local 200 Cindi Vance - Smith came to Local 200 in Milwaukee to finish out her journey as a Teamster.

"Cindi came to Local 200 with 26 years experience in a Teamster Local office," said Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi. "We thank her for her service to the members and all wish her a long and healthy retirement."

Cindi is pictured with Wes Gable, Local 200 Business Representative.

Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi (pictured far right) and Freight Business Representative Jim Seelow (second from left) visited USF Holland recently to be part of the retirement ceremony of Robert Arndt (pictured far left) and Rich Sabourin (third from left).

"When Teamsters retire, it's always a day to celebrate," said Millonzi.

 "Congratulations to both Robert and Rich from all of the staff at Local 200 and all of your Teamster Brothers and Sisters."

Dear Thomas,

As a country, we must respect the hard work of American workers and make sure the promises made to them are kept.

That is why I joined a bipartisan group of 25 of my colleagues in sending a letter the U.S. Treasury Department, writing on behalf of thousands of retirees and families who could be negatively impacted by benefit cuts proposed by the Board of Trustees of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan (Central States Plan).

Read a copy of the letter here

With the Central States Plan proposing benefits cuts as large as 50 to 70 percent, we know many of these retirees could struggle to afford housing, medical care and other basic necessities if these cuts are approved.

My colleagues and I are urging the Treasury to help prevent enacting such drastic cuts to these hard-earned employee pensions. The Treasury Department is required to review the terms of the Central States Plan and has authority to approve, deny or modify the plan.

Learn more about my efforts to preserve multi-employer pensions

We cannot allow hardworking Wisconsinites to face an uncertain financial future, and I will continue fighting to protect the retirement security that these workers have been promised, and earned.

Sincerely,

Tammy Baldwin

PROUD TO BE UNION

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE BROTHERS & SISTERS OF THE PLUMBERS UNION IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

OVER 300 UNION PLUMBERS VOLUNTEERED TO INSTALL WATER FILTERS THIS WEEKEND IN FLINT, MICHIGAN

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City of Milwaukee ODW Drivers Meet

 At Teamsters Local 200

Thursday January 28th ODW Drivers gathered to fill out

application for membership into Teamsters Local 200.

“We look forward to having this group of 330 hard working men and woman join Local 200, and we look forward to representing them” said Mike Gurich Business Representative at Teamsters Local 200.

City of Milwaukee Drivers fall under the ACT 10 Public Employees provision and will have to recertify their Union membership each year

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 EXECUTIVE BOARD SWORN IN

With acclamation Local 200 Board takes the Oath

Teamsters Local 200 Officers repeated the oath of office as they were
 sworn in by Teamsters Joint Council President Wayne Schultz.

The ceremony took place at the Joint Council 39
quarterly meetings recently held in Milwaukee.

The board welcomes its newest member as
Trustee Ron Davis who will be serving his first term as an officer.

Board Members Left to Right:

Trustee  Jim Hilgenberg

Trustee Ron Davis

President Thomas Bennett

Secretary Treasurer Thomas Millonzi

Trustee Dan Wright

Vice-President Tim Pinter

Recording Secretary Jeff Flayter

 

CENTRAL STATES PENSION LETTER TO RETIREE CHAPTER PRESIDENT

CLICK HERE TO READ LETTER

IBT NOMINATION MEETING RESULTS

TEAMSTERS 58TH ANNUAL
BOWLING TOURNAMENT
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Teamsters Local 200 sign another
new Aggregate Hauling Company

 

Local 200 is pleased to announce that it has signed Ozinga Materials to a 5 year agreement. The new agreement secures Wages, Health and Welfare and Retirement benefits for our new members at Ozinga. Ozinga Materials will be hauling aggregate materials to our Union ready mix providers in southeastern Wisconsin.


 


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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MULTI-EMPLOYER PENSION

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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