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.
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.
On May 12, 2020, the 116th Congress introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (H.R.6800), more commonly known as the HEROES ACT. This Bill responds to the challenges we face as Americans during this COVID-19 Pandemic, including the design of the Bill’s provisions addressing our economy, public heath, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. H.R. 6800 also includes the path to expand or modify numerous other programs and policies such as Veteran benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Postal Service and Pension and Retirement Plans.
The HEROES ACT (H.R. 6800) has been in the Senate lying dormant since July 2020 with no advancement to assist the families. The HEROES ACT was never intended to be disregarded. To overlook the value of the HEROES ACT places working families and their livelihoods in jeopardy.
General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 has thousands of Active and Retired Families that await a bipartisanship action by the Senate that establishes a strong, meaningful and comprehensive Bill, such as the HEROES Act, to create a strong and vibrant economy, that also addresses the Multiemployer Pension Crisis. Our organization has Brothers and Sisters that have served and defended their country here and abroad, we have Brothers and Sisters that have gone to work, done what was asked of them, having done all the right things. There are tens of thousands of stories to be shared by our Active and Retired Teamsters and these stories should be all told leaving no one behind.
The failure to act by the Senate to pass the HEROES ACT is not acceptable. As each day passes the opportunity to find viable solutions to the Multiemployer Pension Crisis becomes more challenging. Since the inception of the Teamsters in 1903, our Brothers and Sisters have accepted challenges in times of adversity and today is no different. Please call your Wisconsin U.S. Senator and voice your concerns.
Senator Tammy Baldwin 202-224-5653
Senator Ron Johnson 202-224-5323
Thomas J. Bennett
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is from September 13th - 19th, 2020. The role of our Brothers and Sisters of Teamsters Local 200 that provide crucial services during this COVID-19 Pandemic are of the highest standards. As essential service workers, thank you for your commitment.
Our Teamster Families have been dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic since mid-March 2020 and continuing. The Labor Department has made some very recent rulings related to childcare needs and protections that our Teamster Families may need. The below article (link) is a suggestive reading for our members that may assist you in questions you may currently have.
Local 200 is proud to announce Sophia, daughter of USF Holland Retiree Joe Mioduszewski and wife Jennifer, also a Teamster Retiree from Bayside as a Police Officer. Sophia is the recipient of a $10,000 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Sophia will be attending IUPUI.
Social Distancing and the wearing of a Mask is a common sense approach that can help you and others stay safe.
There has been an increased count in confirmed positive cases at several work sites throughout our Local Union. Let's work together to combat this pandemic.
Your Central States Pension is in Crisis
Like many of our nation’s multiemployer pension funds, the Central States Pension Fund has become severely underfunded and is in critical and declining status. Unless Congress takes action, Central States will run out of money to pay benefits and your pension will be severely reduced in 2025 or earlier.
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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