THE FEUDAL LORDS VS. THE RANK AND FILE
A friend in the local labor movement sent this to Rebuild695 after learning about us. There’s long history in Local 695, efforts to change the unions running back decades, and things that happened that still affect us today. Found it a fascinating read. -Rebuild THE FEUDAL LORDS VS. THE RANK…Keep reading
Metro Teamster #11
Inflation means we took a pay cut The 2022-2024 contract voted on in 2021 included raises that were 2.5%, 2% and 2% for each year. In normal times, people are happy with something like 3%. But, the ink was hardly dry on this contract before record inflation took off and…Keep reading
By Bob S The transfer points were built in 1998 with sewer, water, and electricity. The original plans were to have toilets installed. Those promises were flushed, and the money was spent on another project. Currently, we are being told that Metro has us covered. Trust the process. I’m feeling…Keep reading
What’s going on – April 2023
Some news from around Local 695 again. No One Voted For Our Recording-Secretary The 2022 Local 695 Officer election had two slates. The Whedan-Rademacher slate had David Bruegger as the incumbent candidate for President, and Bryan Rademacher as the Recording-Secretary. They were “duly elected” to those positions after the ballot…Keep reading
Local news roundups
Energizer Battery Plans to Close Plants in Fennimore & Portage Energizer Rayovac has two production plants represented by Teamsters 695. Energizer is planning on “consolidating”, closing the Wisconsin plants and moving production to non-union plants in North Carolina. “Once they’re closed, then Rayovac Wisconsin is done,” says worker John Jerome.…Keep reading
The election’s over, but we’re going to keep publishing, sharing information, organizing with 695 members. Here we have some news roundups about Teamster-represented shops in our local. Energizer Battery (Portage) https://www.nbc15.com/2022/12/09/city-leaders-confident-portage-battery-plant-will-stay-open/ PORTAGE, Wis. (WMTV) – City officials are confident the Energizer battery manufacturing plant in Portage will stay open, despite…Keep reading
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