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  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

     
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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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TEAMSTERS TAILGATE 2014

BREWERS VICTORIOUS FOR TEAMSTER EVENT

Good weather and a Brewer victory highlighted the 2014 Teamsters Local 200 Tailgate.

400 Teamsters, family and friends were in attendance on a perfect day for a tailgate and a baseball game.

“We were happy the Brewers were able to bring us a victory for our event this year. Local 200’s Executive Board and staff would like to thank all who were in attendance,” said Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

The Brewers, led by a home run from Ryan Braun, beat the visiting Cincinnati Reds 4 to 2 and remain in first place in the NL Central.

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What's New at Teamsters 200
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 HOLDS ORGANIZING TRAINING CLASS

THE LOCAL 200 T.E.A.M. ORGANIZES

Organizing seminar held at Teamsters Local 200

“Organizing is how Unions grow,” said Teamsters Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi. “The more member involvement the higher the odds of having success and growing.”

Local 200 recently held a “101” of organizing training class at the local which saw participation by members from many different groups represented by the local.

“Organizing is steered by the guidelines set before us by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),” said Millonzi. ”Members knowing the process is crucial to success.”

“We have started this Local 200 T.E.A.M., which stands for Teamsters Energized And Mobilized. This T.E.A.M. will be called upon for many Local Union activities from political rallies to organizing and more,” said Local 200 President Tom Bennett.

Local 200 hopes to hold more classes like these
in the future where even more members can join the T.E.A.M.

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200 SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING 2014

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2014 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200/344 RETIREES PICNIC

On a beautiful afternoon, members and families of Teamsters Local 200/344 Retirees Chapter enjoyed some food, drink and friendship at their annual picnic. Always a good way to  keep in touch with your co-workers and Teamsters Brother and Sisters.

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SYSCO/US FOODS

Sysco hand billing in Jackson WI,  June 19, 2014 retirees Larry Bilda, Eric Jorgensen, Jerry Popp, Mark Mehling along with Tom Millonzi,  Secretary Treasurer Local 200


TEAMSTERS V/P IN MILWAUKEE

INTERNATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT AL MIXON VISITS MILWAUKEE

International Vice-President and National Chairman of the Teamsters National Black Caucus, Al Mixon, meets with Local 200 Secretary Treasurer Tom Millonzi.

Chairman Mixon is pictured adorning Brother Millonzi with a Black Caucus pin, thanking him for being a member of the TNBC, and for Local 200’s participation in the caucus.

Vice-President Mixon was recently in Milwaukee for the 4th annual “An Evening with the Teamsters” function, which is also a TNBC event.


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“Our Deepest Condolences” 

                         

With a heavy heart, our deepest condolences are extended to the family of Local 200 member Stephan Rauth. Brother Rauth died tragically on Thursday, May 22, 2014 related to injuries suffered in a workplace accident.

Brother Rauth leaves behind three very young children and a wife.

The Teamster Brotherhood is a strong symbol of strength, and within these moments when hearts are weakened, we can provide courage and support to the family.

Fraternally,

Teamsters “General” Local Union No.200

Officers, Executive Board, Agents and Staff

Please make a donation to:

Citizens Bank of Mukwonago

301 N. Rochester Street

Mukwonago, WI  53149

Checks: Steve Rauth Memorial Fund

 
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 200
SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING

SATURDAY AUGUST 9, 2014
8:00 a.m.

TEAMSTERS NATIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

www.gotnbc.com

 

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