Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to those affected by the tragedy that occurred at the Waukesha Christmas Parade.
TEAMSTERS UNITED SLATE
ELECTED TO 5-YEAR TERM TO LEAD UNION
(WASHINGTON) – The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United slate has been elected to lead the international union for the next five years. The candidates for General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Regions were elected Thursday night in the 2021 Election of International Union Officers, according to unofficial results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor. International Vice Presidents in the Canadian Region were elected by acclamation at the 2021 International Convention in June. The term of office begins in March 2022.
On Saturday, October 30, 2021, Teamsters Local 200 was asked to attend the WRTP Big Step recruitment drive for a training program to help people obtain their Class B CDL. The program ran from 9:00 till noon and had over 130 people sign up for this opportunity. At this time the program will be offering 36 qualified applicants the chance to obtain their CDL at no cost and the opportunity to get a Union driving job after completion of the course. The course will include CDL Permit Preparation, New Driver Orientation and Assessment, Classroom Instruction, and on the Road Driving and Pre-Trip Training. Speakers at this program included Nicholas Rivecca Sr, WRTP Director Jacob Walton, WCTC Program Instructors (via zoom), and Local 200 Business Representative & J.C. 39 Construction & Solid Waste Director Tom Benvenuto.
Teamsters Local 200 and other local Trade Unions from the Milwaukee area along with the Milwaukee Building Trades are partnering with Meta House this year again to cover winter heating costs for this organization. Meta House is a nonprofit organization that provides housing for women struggling with substance abuse/addiction issues. Local 200 Business Representative Tom Benvenuto presents Milwaukee Building Trades President Dan Bukiewicz on November 11, 2021, with a donation check on behalf of General Teamsters Local 200.
Teamsters Local 200 has partnered with Taylor-Made Foundation MKE on several occasions and again this Thanksgiving season during their Essential Needs event on November 20, 2021. Mike Taylor grew up in Milwaukee and he never forgets about his Community and he works tirelessly to give back. If you need more information on how you can donate to the Taylor-Made Foundation or assist his commitment to Milwaukeeans, contact the Foundation at taylormadefoundation414.org.
Just how impactful is the Federal Infrastructure Bill for Wisconsin? Union Jobs strengthened the Middle Class that built America.
On behalf of the Membership, Executive Board, Agents, and Staff of Local 200, we honor and recognize the commitment towards the veterans who have served in the armed service.
HOFFA: PASSAGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL CREATE MILLIONS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS
Improved Roads, Rails, Airports, Power Grid, Water Systems Will Benefit All Americans
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the House’s passage of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill yesterday that would invest and rebuild in essential networks that will grow jobs.
“After years of inaction, Democrats and Republicans came together to approve important legislation that will boost necessary transportation, electrical and water networks that will create good-paying jobs and bring the nation’s economy into the 21st century. I want to thank the Biden administration and congressional leaders for all their hard work to get this done.
“Previously, elected officials have only talked about infrastructure investment but done little about it. But now the traveling public as well as those do the work to keep the nation’s roads, rails and bridges up-and-running have reason for hope.
“This bill will modernize essential transportation systems – all critical parts of America’s supply chain. Teamsters work each day in every part of this supply chain and know firsthand that our transportation infrastructure has been neglected for too long.”
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Please take a moment to watch this video from OSHA related to the Emergency Temporary Standard announcement of 11/5/2021
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Teamsters Local 200 joined Teamsters from several Local Unions across the upper Midwest at the global headquarters of Stericycle in Bannockburn, Illinois to bring attention to the fair treatment towards the Stericycle members of Teamsters Local 377 of Youngstown, Ohio. The Teamsters at the Warren, Ohio Stericycle location are on an Unfair Labor Practice strike and are entering their 4th week.
LU200 President Tim Pinter (black jacket), along with LU200 Business Agent Tom Benvenuto (not pictured) stood in solidarity with the workers on Tuesday and support the actions of Teamsters Local 377 and the IBT Solid Waste Division.
Milwaukee Building & Trades Council will again sponsor Heat for the Holidays for the Meta House, a shelter for homeless women struggling with substance abuse or addiction. Teamsters Local 200 did forward a donation to this cause last year and will again this year. Please consider forwarding a personal donation to this worthy cause. The Meta House is a shelter that allows homeless women and their children to stay together while on their road to recovery.
The Healthcare Open Enrollment Period for our Teamster Families is here upon us. If an event or change has occurred in your Family make-up, it is important that you contact the Benefits Department of your Plan provider to update the necessary information for your Healthcare Coverage. The process for WHF is provided, with the Local Union encouraging you to contact your Healthcare provider, if not under the services of Wisconsin Health Fund, to update your information as soon as possible. Any questions about who your Healthcare Plan provider is, call 414-771-6363 and discuss your Plan provider with your Business Representative.
General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 has the privilege and honor to share with our Teamster Retirees and Actives the actual Banners and Posters that were carried across America by the Wisconsin - Milwaukee/SE Committee to Protect Pensions during their advocacy to bring awareness to the Multiemployer Pension Crisis during the last 7 years. The Banners and Posters are weathered, battle-tested and now they are preserved for future generations of Teamsters to view and see the history they provide.
Wherever Local 200 Retirees Bob Amsden, Bernie Anderson, Ken Stribling, and countless other Pension Warriors traveled to, these items were visible for all to take notice and understand no one was walking away or retreating from the work that was necessary.
Local 200 extends our thanks to Bob Amsden for the opportunity to share these historical items with our Teamster Brothers and Sisters. To preserve these items, Teamster Retiree Walter Schwartz donated his time and energy to custom build the shadow boxes that now are home to these items.
After the October 12, 2021 General Membership Meeting, several Local 200 Teamsters gathered to congratulate Tim Shreve on his recent retirement. Brother Shreve, 6th from the left in the back row, spent his entire 34 year Teamster career at Ace Redi-Mix, served as a Union Steward and a Bargaining Committee Member for the Ready Mix Industry at Local 200.
General Teamsters Local Union No. 200 extends our condolences to the families of the deceased and extends our prayers to the injured and their families at the Kroger site in Collierville, TN. This Kroger site was an active shooter location earlier this afternoon.
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Local 200 Retirees Bob Amsden, Kenny Stribling, and Bernie Anderson spoke at the Retiree Luncheon thanking everyone for their Teamster Strength in protecting the Pensions of millions of individuals. These 3 Pension Warriors clearly acknowledged everyone in the room for their leadership, explaining to them it could not be resolved without their boots-on-the-ground efforts.
Teamsters Local 200 worked in unison with the Milwaukee Committee, supporting these leaders in any way possible. As Brothers Amsden, Stribling, and Anderson adamantly stated, "It took all of us! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."