Jim "Cinci" Cianciolo
President, Principal Officer
& Business Representative
has been a Teamster in Local 243 since 1969, originally employed by
Montgomery Wards. While at Wards he served as a Steward for six years.
In 1979 he accepted full-time employment as a Business Representative
with Local 243. As a Business Representative, Cinci has been involved in
every contract that the Local administers.
Cinci has served
as a member of the Montgomery Wardís National Negotiating Committee since 1980
and later became Chairman of the National Negotiating Committee in 1994.
Cinci serves on
the Teamsters/UPS State Grievance Panel of Michigan where he has presented
grievances and fought for membersí rights. In 1997 he served on the
Teamsters/UPS National Negotiating Committee and the Central Region Negotiating
Committee and on the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee once again in
2002 and in 2007.
As Chairman of
the Local's Organizing Committee he has helped organize several hundred new
the merger with Local 580 in Lansing, bringing these Brothers and Sisters into
the Local 243 family. Since the merger he has assisted the Lansing Office with
negotiations at various companies, including the current Jack Cooper Carhaul
Local Rider negotiations.
He has worked
his way up through the ranks by being elected Vice President in 1984,
Secretary-Treasurer in 1985 and President in 1995, the position he currently
In addition to
his duties at Local 243, Cinci also serves as Secretary-Treasurer for Teamsters
Joint Council No. 43 for the State of Michigan and President of the Teamsters
Vice President & Business
became a member of Local 243 in 1987 when he was employed by UPS as a
Package Car Driver at the Roseville Center.
Doug also served
as Committee Person for approximately four years. In 2003, Doug accepted
full-time employment with Local 243 as a Business Representative. In 2013, Doug
was appointed as Vice President and was re-elected as Vice President in 2014.
negotiated and enforced Contracts for all the miscellaneous companies resulting
in better job security and benefits for the membership. He is currently
assisting in negotiating several of the Lansing Contracts.
Doug also serves
on the Teamsters/UPS State Panel of Michigan.
Doug serves the
membership in grievance hearings, processing arbitration cases and contract
successfully processed several charges at the National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB), winning large backpay awards.
He is also
responsible for repairing, maintaining and upgrading Local 243ís computers,
networks and audio-visual equipment, saving the Local thousands of dollars.
Doug was instrumental in upgrading Local 243ís Lansing Office phone system,
computers and internet after the merger in order to better-service Local 243ís
Doug serves as Co-Chairman of Local 243ís Organizing Committee and has been
involved in helping increase membership in the Local through organizing
Trustee & Steward
Bailey was elected Trustee in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014. He
became a Teamster in 1979 at the age of 23. David is employed in the
Moving and Storage Industry at Palmers. He has served as Steward since
1998 and served on the Union Negotiating Committee for Palmers
Moving and Storage the last five contracts.
Along with his
duties as Trustee, Dave also serves on Local 243's Organizing Committee and
assists with Local 243 political activities. Dave is a proud veteran of the
United States Navy.
Christine was initially hired by Local 243 in January 2005.
During her decade of employment, she was responsible for running
the TITAN system, processing UPS State Panel Agendas, filing all
contract reopeners in a timely fashion and helping with internal
auditing to ensure that every dues dollar is spent wisely to
promote and protect the membership's best interest.
accepted employment as a Business Representative in January 2015.
Christine serves on the Teamsters-UPS State Panel of Michigan where
she has presented grievances and fought for membersí rights.
Christine has also helped in the presentation of cases at the Joint
Area Committee (JAC), representing UPS members.
She has attended
the Teamsters Leadership Academy (TLA), gaining valuable knowledge and
experience in collective bargaining, organizing, arbitration
preparation and grievance handling.
been a Teamster member since 1977. In 1978 he went to work for UPS as a
Package Car Driver at the Clawson Center. He has also worked as a Clerk
and Shifter at the Pontiac Center. Greg served as a Steward and
Committeeperson for more than six years before accepting a full-time
Business Representative's position with Local 243 in 1986.
attended the Teamsters Leadership Academy, gaining valuable knowledge and
experience in collective bargaining, organizing, arbitration preparation and
Greg has served
as Trustee until elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1995, the position he currently
holds along with his duties as Business Representative.
Greg serves as
Chairman for the Teamsters-UPS State Grievance Panel of Michigan, a position he
has held since 1995, where he has presented grievances and fought for membersí
rights. Greg has been a member of the Teamsters/UPS Central Region Negotiating
Committee in 2002, 2008 and 2013, and a member of the Teamsters/UPS National
Negotiating Committee in 2013 and remains eager to take-on UPS in the next round
of negotiations in 2018.
Recording Secretary &
was the Secretary-Treasurer in Local 580 prior to joining Local 243
in 2015, bringing his years of service excellence with him to help
strengthen Local 243.
Mike has been a
Teamster since 1985 when he began his career at UPS working in the reload. In
1987, Mike became a full-time package car driver and was elected Union Steward,
His hard work as
a steward earned him the respect of the union, which led to Mikeís hire as a
Business Representative in Local 580 and later as Administrative Assistant in
1995. He was elected Trustee in 1997 and elected as Secretary-Treasurer and
Principal Officer in January of 2007 for Local 580, the position he held until
the merger with Local 243 in 2015. He held the Trustee position in Local 243
until he became Recording Secretary in May 2016.
previously served as Trustee and Recording Secretary for Michigan Teamsters
Joint Council No. 43 from 2007 through March 2015.
Mike serves on
the Teamsters Central Region Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating
Committee and Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating
career, Mike has successfully negotiated contracts in many different industries
and represented Teamster members both in the public and private sectors.
Madison Heights Feeder Driver Ernie Bell has been a Local 243
Trustee since 2016.
Ernie grew up in
Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of Finney High school, he attended college at
Highland Park Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University.
Ernie became a
Teamster in 1987 when he was hired by UPS. He was a Package Car Driver for 16
years and has been employed as a Feeder Driver in Madison Heights since 2003.
Trustee & Business
Lynne began her employment at Eaton Rapids Community Hospital in May
1987. In 1999, Lynne and her co-workers decided that working
without a union was not in their best interests and thus organized
and became members of Teamsters Local 580.
elected Steward, gaining valuable experience in contract negotiations and
appointed Trustee in Local 580 in 2000 and was hired as a full-time Business
Representative in 2007. Lynne was later elected Vice President and then
President, holding that position in Local 580 until the merger with Local 243.
Lynne was elected to the position of Trustee in Local 243 in May 2016.
Business Representative &
Being a fourth-generation Teamster, Neil Pettit, Local 243 Business
Representative, was raised in a family that values the traditions
and strength of organized labor.
became a Teamster member in 2010 at the age of 18 while working at
USF Holland, a regional freight company. He worked nights on the
dock as a forklift operator to put himself through college at Wayne
State University (WSU), graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Labor
Studies. He also attended lectures at the Cornell University School
of Industrial and Labor Relations.
While a WSU student he worked at Local 243 as an Intern for six
months where he assisted in contract negotiations, grievance
hearings and organizing. Neil also worked at the National Labor
Relations Board (NLRB) for six months as an Extern where he assisted
trial attorneys and investigators in a variety of unfair labor
practice cases, representation elections, and compliance matters.
Neil was assigned the lead role in a sizeable and complicated
compliance case involving over 180 discriminatees which involved the
distribution of a large amount of backpay.
is currently attending graduate school at the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst, pursuing a Master's Degree in Labor Studies
through its Union Leadership and Administration limited-residency
program. He is also attending the University of Notre Dame and
the University of Michigan-Flint through online courses, earning a Certificates in
Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He
has completed training through the Teamster Leadership Academy (TLA).
services members in contract negotiations, grievance handling,
administrative proceedings, and political action, in addition to
organizing new workers.