Executive Board & Business Agents
Jim "Cinci" Cianciolo
President/Principal Officer and Business Representative
Contact (734) 420-6900, ext. #103
Cinci has been a proud Local 243 Teamster since 1969, originally employed by Montgomery Wards. While at Wards, Cinci served as a Steward for six years. In 1979 he accepted full-time employment as a Local 243 Business Representative. Cinci has been personally involved in every contract that the Local administers.
Cinci served as a member of the Montgomery Ward’s National Negotiating Committee and 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 members’ 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 Local 243's Organizing Committee, he has helped organize several hundred new members.
Cinci engineered the merger with Teamsters Local 580 in Lansing, bringing these Brothers and Sisters into Local 243 and making for a larger and more influential local union. Since the merger, he has assisted the Lansing Office with negotiations at various companies, including the Jack Cooper Carhaul Local Rider negotiations.
He worked his way up through the Union's ranks, being elected Vice President in 1984, Secretary-Treasurer in 1985 and President in 1995, the position he currently holds.
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 Credit Union.
Gregory J. Lowran
Secretary-Treasurer and Business Representative
Contact (734) 420-6900, ext. #104
Greg has been a Teamster since 1977. He went to work for UPS in 1978 as a Package Car driver in Clawson. He also worked as both a Clerk and Shifter at the Pontiac center. Greg served as a Steward and Committeeperson for more than six years prior to accepting a full-time Local 243 Business Representative in 1986.
Greg has attended the Teamster Leadership Academy, gaining valuable knowledge and experience in collective bargaining, organizing, grievance handling and arbitration preparation.
Greg served as Trustee until elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1995, the position he currently holds along with his Business Representative responsibilities.
Greg served as Chairman of the Teamsters-UPS State Grievance Panel of Michigan, a position he has held since 1995, where he has presented grievances and fought for members' rights. He 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.
Greg currently serves Local 243 UPS members for 2018 bargaining on the Teamsters/UPS National Negotiating Committee and Teamsters/UPS Central Region Committee.
Vice President and Business Representative
Contact (517) 887-2944, ext. #201
Mike was Secretary-Treasurer of Local 580 prior to that Local Union merging with Local 243 in 2015. He brought 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 the Reload. In 1987, Mike became a full-time package card driver and ws elected Steward in 1988. While at UPS, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management from Spring Arbor College.
Mike's hard work as a Steward earned him the respect of the Union, which led to MIke's hiring as a Local 580 Businses Agent in 1995. He was elected Trustee in 1997 and elected Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer in January, 2007. He held that position until Local 580's merger with Local 243. He was a Local 243 Trustee until becoming Recording Secretary in May, 2016.
Mike served as Trustee and Recording Secretary of Michigan Teamsters J oint Council #43 from 2007 to 2015. He also serves on the Teamsters Central Region Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee and Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC).
Throught his carrer, Mike has successfully negotiated contracts in many different industries and represented Teamsters in both the public and private sectors.
Recording Secretary and Business Representative
Contact (734) 420-6900, ext. #106
Being a fourth-generation Teamster, Local 243 Business Representative Neil Pettit was raised in a family that values the traditions and strength of organized labor.
He 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, Neil worked at Local 243 as an intern for six months. 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, assisting 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.
Neil graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Master's Degree in Labor Studies. He has attended the University of Notre Dame, Duke University and the University of Michigan-Flint, earning Certificates in Negotiations, Equal Employment Opportunity and Alternative Dispute Resolution, respectively. Neil completed training through the Teamster Leadership Academy (TLA).
Neil services members in contract negotiations, grievance handling, administrative proceedings, and political action, in addition to organizing new workers.
Trustee and Steward
David 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.
UPS 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 and Business Representative
Contact (517) 887-2944, ext. #202
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 Local 580 members.
Lynne was elected Steward, gaining valuable experience in contract negotiations and grievance processing.
Lynne was 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.
Contact (734) 420-6900, ext. #108
Scott first became a Teamsters Local 51 member in 1992 while working for Taystee Bread. He was elected Committeeperson in 1995 and Steward in 1997. He worked next at Interstate Brands (Hostess) in 2011. After being hired in 2013 as a United Parcel Service (UPS) air driver, Scott became a proud Local 243 member.
Scott has years of Union administration experience, through his leadership role on Local 51's Executive Board, serving as Trustee for three terms. Among his skills are grievance handling, arbitration preparation and presentation and contract negotiations.
Contact (734) 420-6900, ext. #107
Phil has worked with Local 243 and its membership for over 30 years. He is responsible for writing, editing and printing the Local 243 Mirror and adminstering Local 243's website. Phil has assisted with the production of flyers, brochures and mailings for Union organizing drives, various political campaigns and Union community service and charitable projects.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Phil worked as an on-air news announcer/writer for WVIC in East Lansing, Michigan. While at MSU, Phil was News Director for the Michigan State Radio Network. He also worked in the public relations department for both the Michigan State AFL-CIO and the UAW Community Action Program (CAP).
Most recently, Phil was employed as a school bus Driver and Steward for Utica Community Schools in Macomb County, Michigan.
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