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  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    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!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

     
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FROM THE DESK OF THE SECRETARY TREASURER

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 put 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

Dear Local 200 Brothers and Sisters,

I’d like to take this opportunity from all of us here at your Local to thank all of the members that participated in the battle against Right to Work.

Attending a rally, calling your representative, e-mailing them, texting them, facebooking comments to them, and speaking to your fellow members, all showed that Local 200 Teamsters are engaged in the process.

All of us here at your local are proud to represent you.

In Solidarity,

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

Teamsters Local Union No. 200

From the Desk of the

 Secretary Treasurer

Just moments ago by a vote of 62 to 35 the House of Representatives has passed the Right to Work bill

Now all that remains for this destructive bill to become law in Wisconsin is a signature by the Governor.

Our State representatives have prevailed with a bill and an agenda that is an attack on Unions and the middle class

The right to NOT pay for the benefits and representation belonging to a Union provides is wrong.

Unions are in the business of representing workers

I ask you, what business can survive providing a service, but not getting paid for that service?

But make no mistake, the fight is not over

This Union will not rest until those voting for this destructive bill are tossed out of office and replaced by worker friendly representatives.

Attend your Local Union and craft meetings; stay tuned to your Local Union web site and FaceBook page for updates and information of what this Law will mean to you and how it will affect you in your workplace.

In Solidarity

Thomas L. Millonzi

Secretary Treasurer

Teamsters Local Union No. 200

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




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