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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.

  • 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.

  • At the Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal in the Bronx, 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 have been working under harsh conditions without a raise several times since the recession. They are asking management for a fair wage – a pay hike of $25 a week. Management is refusing and the workers voted to authorize a strike at 4 p.m. on Jan 18. The workers who feed New York should be able to feed their families.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. 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.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • 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!

     
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RIGHT TO WORK INFO

From the Desk of the Secretary Treasurer

Right to Work / Right to Disclaim

Unknown to most of those advocating Right to Work in Wisconsin is the Union representing the workers right to Disclaim.

What does Disclaim mean? It means Unions representing workers can disclaim a group and no longer represent them.

Disclaiming a group is rare. With the onset of right to work, this process has the potential of becoming common place.

Unions are in the business of representing workers.

If a number of workers in a particular represented group make the decision to not pay their dues, the Union may make the decision that it is no longer financially responsible to represent the group as a whole in grievances, bargaining, arbitrations, and all other aspects of Union representation.

The byproduct of the group being disclaimed is that ALL the workers in that particular group would lose the protection of a collective bargaining agreement, and ALL the workers would become At Will workers. Not just those Union members unwilling to pay for that representation.

Union members can avoid the potential of being disclaimed and becoming an at will worker by educating their fellow Union brothers and sisters on the benefits of remaining Union and paying their dues.

Don’t be fooled by the right to work phrase.

 Get the facts.

Next up.

 What is At Will?

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

Teamsters Local Union No. 200

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION SHOWING YOUR OPPOSITION TO THE RIGHT TO WORK BILL



Daily Kos Labor

FRI FEB 20, 2015 AT 02:00 PM PST

Wisconsin Republicans are diminishing the voice of the worker

byMark E AndersenFollowforDaily Kos Labor


"I fear for the future of my state and the nation as a whole, where the worker is nothing more than a commodity to be bought and sold in the marketplace to the lowest bidder."

The men of Dane Country Dairy, and Teamsters Local 695, in happier times.
I am a union member, my father was a union member, my brother and sister were union members. My dad's union job put food on the table and ensured that our family had a stable and growing income. Until his union busting bastard of a boss tried to break the union, that is.Teamsters local 695 went to the NLRB, and eventually the NLRB went to court and the union won and my dad received a settlement.

During that time my family's income decreased, and my father was relegated to taking a job as a security guard at the zoo and one of the malls in town. It would take almost ten years before all the legalities were cared for and he received his settlement and he could retire. I am not sure what the recourse my dad and his union brothers would have had if Wisconsin had been a right-to-work state then.

Within the next week, Walker and the Koch brother-owned cabal in the state legislature will force a right-to-work bill through the Assembly and Senate. Governor Walker will sign it into law. And Wisconsin, once the laboratory of Democracy, will become another state where the voice of the worker has been diminished.

I fear for the future of my state and the nation as a whole, where the worker is nothing more than a commodity to be bought and sold in the marketplace to the lowest bidder. Our rights are being taken away, one piece at a time. Corporate profits are more important than the people who do the work to make corporations profitable.

As hard as I try, I cannot put a positive spin on this. I cannot see any hope for the future. The Wisconsin I grew up in is no more.

ORIGINALLY POSTED TO DAILY KOS LABOR ON FRI FEB 20, 2015 AT 02:00 PM PST.

ALSO REPUBLISHED BY BADGER STATE PROGRESSIVEIN SUPPORT OF LABOR AND UNIONS, AND DAILY KOS.



CLICK "HERE" FOR THE LATEST BLOG CONCERNING RIGHT TO WORK


Local 200 President Tom Bennett (pictured right) along with some other loyal Union members listen to the Senate hearing


LOCAL 200 HOLDS 2015 STEWARD TRAINING

Saturday Stewards from around the jurisdiction of Local 200 came in for training. "Shawn Ellis came in from the IBT to address the Stewards on many workplace scenarios. Right to Work was part of the discussions," said L200 President Tom Bennett.
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LOCAL 200 LEADERS TRAVEL TO MADISON TO OPPOSE THE "RIGHT TO WORK" LEGISLATION

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO FOLLOW THE
TEAMSTERS BLOG RTW STORIES

"TEAMSTERS BLOG RIGHT TO WORK STORIES"


L200 member and Roundys employee Tom Lindert , L200 Business Agent Wes Gable, L200 President Tom Bennett, and L200 member and Roundys employee  Freddy Steinbach at the Capital today protesting the damaging Right to Work legislation.
Randy Monroe L200, Beth Kirchman L662 , Randy Bryce Iron Worker, Wes Gable L200, Tom Bennett L200 and Tom Millonzi L200.



What's New at Teamsters 200


RIGHT TO WORK

2015 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2015 APPLICATION

Click HERE for your application

CONSENT DECREE

RIGHT TO WORK

YRCW EXECUTIVES EMPLOYMENT RESTRUCTURING UPDATE

Milwaukee Building Trades Council Hosts "Right To Work" Seminar

Wednesday December 17 over 100 representatives of the MBTC attended a seminar held at Teamsters Local 200 to hear from those AGAINST "Right to Work."

" This meeting was well attended and very informative, and showed a very different perspective, from contractors themselves and their desire against this legislation" said Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

" Over 300 businesses have signed up that they do NOT want right to work in Wisconsin" added Millonzi.

For more information on this movement against right to work visit www.wisconsincontractorscoalition.com

 
 
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