Communication is one of the most important tools that Members,
Stewards, and Officers of the Local Union have. That's why each Company
in Local 243 has Stewards who are elected by you, the membership. The
Steward is the first line of communication, and is responsible for
transmitting information to your Local and representing members in union
and workplace matters.
Your Business Agents are responsible for representing you in
grievance processing, contract negotiations, and various other
issues. Your Local Union has two Business Agents assigned to your
Company to assist you when ever the need arises. In addition, they make
regular visits to your Company. So whenever you need help or have a
question, please contact our office.
As an Officer of this Local Union, I take pride in the fact that we
are constantly trying to train Stewards and update members through
bulletin board postings and the Local 243 newsletter, The Mirror.
Furthermore, your Officers and Business Agents are continually updated
on changes in the law and collective bargaining strategies, to ensure
that you get the very best representation possible.
Finally, Local 243's Metro Detroit and Lansing offices are open Monday through Friday, from 8:30
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., you can leave a message on our
answering machine. We regularly schedule craft or division meetings on
Saturdays and Sundays during the year, except June, July, and August.
Special meetings are called upon request of the members. Your
involvement in Local Union activities and your craft or division
meetings are of great importance to this Local Union, and will bring
greater dividends to you. Remember that this is your union.
So get involved and help us fight for you!
Jim Cianciolo, President
Teamsters Local 243