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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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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Teamsters Local 200
Golf Scholarship Winners

Pictured with Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi is Brandon Sherman.

Also pictured with Secretary Treasurer Millonzi is Zachary Bohmann.

Pictured with Tony Ceretto Cattlin Egan.

Pictured with S.T. Millonzi Colleen Rakowski

Brandon is furthering his education at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha, and Zachary is moving on to McKendree University.

Winners whose schedules allowed them to receive their awards the day of the event were Colleen Rakowski, attending Edgewood College, and Cattlin Egan, attending the University of Wisconsin Green bay.

Good luck to all 4 recipients in their future education! 


 

      Advanced Disposal
Service Training Session

On Sunday August 9th Business Representatives from Teamsters L200 and L662 along with their Union Stewards from Advanced Disposal Services took part in a training session         conducted by representative from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

        Chuck Stiles, Assistant Director of the Solid Waste Division, Andy Banks, Director of the Campaigns Unit of the Strategic Research Department, and Mike Manley of the        IBT Legal Department conducted the training.

     Thanks goes out from both L200 and L662 to those IBT representatives for their service.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES
 

Teamsters Local 200 Golf Scholarship a Huge Success

This past Saturday August 8th saw 120 Teamsters and friends partake in the 9th annual Golf Scholarship event held at Muskego Lakes Country Club

Four (4) $700 Scholarships were presented that will help students from Teamster families as they continue their respective education.

Thanks to all the participants and all the parties that donated prizes, money and time to this worthy cause. 
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PICTURES

 

Teamsters Local 200 Stewards working the State Capitol in Madison, reaching out to seek support for the funding for the Milwaukee Bucks Arena Project. Pictured left to right are Danny Wright, Local Union 200 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Millonzi, Darryl Sheffa, Demetrian McClain and Andy Smith.

 

    Members Wanted !!

Please see below the flyers to volunteer for this community project taking place in Kenosha, as well as the “Fence Picket” order form if you would like to make a donation as well.

 

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200
WELCOMES A NEW STAFF MEMBER

Local 200 would like to welcome LaRhonda Paez.

LaRhonda will be taking over the titan duties, replacing Kathy Worthen who has recently retired.

Please stop by your Local Union to say hi and welcome her to our Union family.

 

Teamsters Support Bucks Arena Project

Local 200 Officers and agents attend press conference at Miller and Senate hearings at Capital on SB 209

“Senate Bill 209 passing is the first step in keeping the Bucks here which is a good thing for all of Wisconsin,” said Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

“The thousands of jobs generated by the construction of the arena and the ancillary buildings will help keep Teamsters working.”

“As this process moves forward Local 200 will stay on the forefront to help see it through and help to secure the jobs it creates for our members,” added President Tom Bennett.

The Assembly will take up their portion of the measure in the next few weeks.


 

 
 

2015 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200/344 RETIREES PICNIC
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TEAMSTERS TAILGATE 2015

A great time was had by all at this year’s Teamsters Local 200 Tailgate.

The Brewers did not prevail but the weather, food, drink and Teamster camaraderie were the big winners of the day!

Thanks to all Local 200 Teamsters, family, and friends that attended the event!!

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ROOF REPAIRS TO LOCAL 200 Langer Roofing hard at work doing emergency roof repair to Teamsters Local 200.

Finishing touches on roof repair Nice Job Langer Roofing!
 

TEAMSTERS, US FOODS and SYSCO

FTC and the DC Federal District Court decision

“With the recent decision by the DC Federal District Court blocking the merger between SYSCO and US Foods, Local 200 would like to thank all the members and retired members who participated in the hand billing events that took place,” said Teamsters Local 200 Business Representative Jeff Bandur.

 “Involvement in your Local Union is the key to keeping our collective voices heard. Thanks to every member and retiree that participated to see this issue through,” added 
Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi  

Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi dropped off a packet of Brewer game tickets as a donation to the Southwest YMCA of the Greater Waukesha YMCA Association

Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi pictured here with Y Executive Director Kate Wall accepting the donation

06/08/2015

SUPER AGGREGATES DRIVERS BECOME TEAMSTERS

Drivers at Super Aggregates Vote Teamsters Local 200

On Saturday May 30, 2015 truck drivers from Super Aggregates voted to become members of Teamsters Local 200.

“In an environment of a right to work state there are still employers that see the benefit of a Unionized workforce and employees that know the benefits of being a Teamster,” said Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

Once the vote was taken to become Teamster members, the group then voted on the newly proposed (5) year labor agreement by the Employer. The vote was 100% to accept the new (5) year labor agreement.

There are currently 41 drivers in the group with the employer expecting to expand that number to over 50.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD

ATTENTION TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 200 MEMBERSHIP

In accordance with the Teamsters “General” Local Union No.200 By-Laws, Article 19, the membership has voted to suspend the General Membership Meetings for the months of June, July and August. The next scheduled General Meeting will be on the second Tuesday of September, 2015.

As for all Local Union 200 Craft Meetings for the summer months of 2015, please contact your Business Agent for your summer month’s schedule of meetings.

As summer approaches, Teamsters Local Union No. 200 has scheduled a couple of events during the summer such as:

2015 Teamsters Tailgate Saturday  June 27, 2015

2015 Teamsters Local 200 Scholarship Golf Outing on Saturday Aug 8, 2015

2015 LaborFest in Milwaukee, Racine and Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Please watch our website or Facebook page for additional information on events that may be available to the membership.

On behalf of the Executive Board, Agents and Staff, please have a safe and joyful summer of 2015.

In Solidarity,

Thomas Bennett

President

Teamsters “General” Local Union No. 200

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From the Desk of the Secretary Treasurer

Local 200 Brothers and Sisters,

As promised this office will forward to all those members of interest any and all information received to this Local from the Central States Pension Fund.

Please see below a letter from my desk to the pension Fund Trustees, and the answer received.

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

Teamsters Local Union No. 200

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.

Our Teamsters Local 200 members from Nuvo and Sonag on a pour at the new Meijer Store just off of Hwy 45 and Burliegh on Monday, April 27, 2015

Pictured here with General President Jim Hoffa is Ron Davis, Ron is a Union Steward and Industrial Electrician employed at Nestle USA.

Ron, during his off time, enjoys doing his DJ business with his wife and doing micro brewing as well. Ron has expressed to me his love for both activities, especially the DJ business. He enjoys meeting the people.

Ron is also very active with the Union inside the plant, with his background from the UAW when he was employed at General Motors in Janesville, WI.

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

“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

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

Click here to go directly to CSPensionRescue.com

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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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2015 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2015 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

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.

 
 
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