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    Teamsters Union Local 662 is a proud sponsor of Homes For Our Troops golf benefit!

    We had the pleasure of meeting Iraqi war veteran Mike Gower, Homes For Our Troops prior recipient. This is a very worthy cause, building specialty homes for vets returning home with injuries.
    Congratulations OZ Slate!

    Congratulations to Sean O'Brien, Fred Zuckerman & the OZ slate on being elected to lead our Teamsters Union.

    We look forward to working with you. Solidarity!
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    Teamsters Local 662 First Annual Statewide Steward Seminar and Banquet
    Scroll through these pics from the event!

    Brillion Police Department

    Today we would like to recognize the valuable work of our school resource officers, Officer Ben Bastian & Captain TJ Bastian, during National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. Thank you, Gentleman, for all the great work you do at Brillion and Reedsville schools!
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      Teamsters Local 662 Solidarity Fund
      Press Release:
      Teamsters 662 Go On Strike at New Dairy Select Milk to Protest Unfair Labor Practices

      Company Refuses to Reach Common Sense Solution on Health Care Benefits

      (DEPERE, Wisc.) – Teamsters Local 662 members at New Dairy Select Milk, a subsidiary of Borden Dairy formerly known as Morning Glory, have gone on strike to protest unfair labor practices at the company. The workers produce sour cream for a number of well-known brands, including Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Hello Fresh.

      “Borden Dairy is saying ‘take it or leave it,’” said Tom Strickland, Local 662 Secretary-Treasurer. “The employer isn’t bargaining in good faith; this offer is terrible and concessionary. We’re not going to take it.”

      Negotiations have reached a stand-off over the company’s refusal to reach a compromise on the workers’ health care coverage. Local 662 is pushing for the workers to join a Teamster health care plan, which would offer better coverage at a lower rate for both parties. Borden Dairy is demanding that the workers receive the company’s health care coverage, which would force them to pay higher premiums and deductibles and come out-of-pocket for a wide variety of services that would be covered under a Teamster plan.

      “There are more than one million workers covered under Teamster health care plans, and hundreds of employers are signatories to them – including other Borden facilities,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters Western Region Vice President and Food Processing Division Director. “This posturing makes no sense, and the company needs to give its workers what they deserve.”

      Click here for full Press Release.

      Press Release:
      Leinenkugel's Teamsters on Strike in Wisconsin

      Brewery Workers Demand Fair Wage, Fair Contract

      (CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis.) – Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company workers represented by Teamsters Local 662 went on strike July 10 after rejecting the meager wage increases offered by the beermaker, which is owned by the global brewery giant Molson Coors.

      “Leinenkugel’s has been brewing beer in Chippewa Falls for over 150 years, which is a point of pride for both the facility’s workers and the entire community,” said Tom Strickland, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 662. “That storied history of success wouldn’t have been possible without the hardworking Teamsters who keep this operation running. Molson Coors needs to respect these workers by agreeing to a fair contract.”

      “We are sick of the corporate greed and want a fair and equitable pay increase,” said Dann Jackson, a maintenance technician who has worked at the brewery for 16 years. “We are underpaid given our qualifications and the number of different jobs that we do.”

      About 40 workers on strike voted overwhelmingly to reject Leinenkugel’s last, best and final offer, which did not come close to giving workers what they deserve. The Teamsters voted 98 percent in favor of authorizing a strike after their contract ended in May.

      “Leinenkugel’s needs to quit stalling and pay up now,” said Dan Boley, Local 662 Business Agent. “These workers are fired up and ready to fight for the pay increases they are due.”

      Teamsters rallied on the second day of the picket line the morning of July 11 as passing cars honked in a show of community support.

      Click here for full Press Release.

      Above: Day 5 of the Leinenkugel’s strike. Big thanks to State Senator Jeff Smith and Member of the WI State Assembly Jodi Emerson for coming to the brewery to support the men and women on strike!

      Above: Community support is continuing to get even stronger going into day 3 of the Leinenkugel’s strike. Above: At midnight on July 9th Local 662 members at New Dairy Select Milk in DePere, WI went out on strike. The workers rejected the Company's substandard last, best and final offer.
      Above: Members of Leinenkugel's Brewing Company (Chippewa Falls) out on strike seeking a fair contract!
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    • December 10, 2023
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      Congratulations Mike Fromm!
      That’s a wrap! After 44 years of service at Piggly Wiggly Midwest, in Sheboygan, Mike Fromm has called it a career! Mike spent 20+ of those years serving Local 662 membership as Chief Steward and his dedication and knowledge will be missed by all. Best wishes on your next chapter, from all of us. You earned it!
      Teamsters Local 662 would like to congratulate Anna Iverson, winner of one of our $500 scholarships. Anna is the daughter of Gene Iverson who works for Great lakes Coca Cola in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is going to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for Civil Engineering

      Scholarship Winner

      Teamsters Union Local 662 would like to congratulate Samantha Rose, daughter of Appleton Valley Transit employee, Stacy Rose on her Scholarship award.

      Samantha is in the Culinary Program at Fox Valley Technical College pursuing a career as a Traveling Chef.

      Conagra Foods Award Recipients
      On March 13, 2023 Teamster Members Cliff Palm, Roger Anderson, and William Vande Berg assisted a co-worker with a medical emergency while working at Conagra Foods in Menomonee. Without hesitation Cliff, Roger, and William performed CPR until emergency medical services arrived on site. On April 13, 2023 Teamsters Business Agent Aaron Bembnister presented Cliff, Roger, and William with plaques on behalf of Local 662 recognizing their willingness to help a co-worker in need.

      Pictured left to right is Cliff, Roger, Steward Liam Johnson, Aaron, William, Human Resources Manager Aaron Richartz, Steward Tyson Weltzin, Plant Manager Jeff Stevens.

      Teamster Bruce Klarner has retired after 36 years of service with AstenJohnson in Appleton. May you enjoy a memorable Green Bay Packer season and land some keepers out on the ice this winter. Congratulations on your retirement!

      Brian Thalacker’s Retirement…45 Years of Service!

      Now, on to fishing he says!

      Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

      Retiree Annual Thanksgiving/Christmas Celebration

      On November 9th, Teamsters Local 662 Retirees gathered for their annual Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration at the Rite Place in Bellevue, WI. 

      Vice President David Hoeppner and President Tom Strickland stopped by to thank the retirees for being the foundation of what our Union is built on today. 

      An exceptional dinner was served and a good time was had by all.

      Reminder Retiree meetings held the second Wednesday of each month at the Green Bay Local.


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