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General Membership Meeting
Aug 05, 2020
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
Stewards Council Meeting
Aug 18, 2020
Teamster Local 142 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
General Membership Meeting
Sep 02, 2020
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
CANCELED Lowell Labor Day Parade
Sep 07, 2020
Lowell Indiana Line up 9:00am at the Bowling Ally Behind Stracks
Stewards Council Meeting
Sep 15, 2020
Teamster Local 142 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
  Current Campaigns  
  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

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Officers & Staff
Richard W. Knipp


(219)949-1550 ext. 313

Richard Knipp has been a Teamster Local 142 member since 1980. He has served as Union Steward for over 14 years.  He was a Business Agent and Arbitrator for over 12 years and has held the officer position of Secretary-Treasurer for Five terms. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Pension, Health & Welfare, Apprenticeship & Training and Annuity Funds.He has received the General Secretary-Treasurer's Trustee Leadership Circle Award four times. He has attended multiple educational conferences. He attended the 1996 convention as a Alternate Delegate and also attended the 2006 and 2016 convention as a Delegate. Richard is also a Joint Council 25 Delegate.              H Circle

Ted F. Bilski


(219)949-1550 ext.307

Ted has been a Teamster Local 142 member since 1990. Currently is one of the business agents in the construction division.  He also holds the position of Trustee for the Teamster Local 142 Pension, Retiree Health and Welfare, Annuity, and the Training and Apprenticeship Funds.. Previously was Construction Union Steward and then the certified trainer for Local 142's Training Fund and was the Director of Municipal for 6 years. Currently in his third term as the 6th District Lake County Councilman. Ted is a veteran of the United States Army and a member of American Legion Post 54.  

Vice President
Harvey Jackson


(219)949-1550 ext. 309

Harvey Jackson has been Teamster Local 142 member for since 1991. He currently is the business agent handling a variety of industries that include Manufactering,  Trucking, Warehousing, Bakery, Dairy, Brewery and, Scrap Yards. Harvey also serves as a Trustee for the Teamster Local 142 Pension, Retiree Health and Welfare, Annuity, and the Training and Apprenticeship Funds. With 12 years experience as a steward in trucking industry; he has also served as a volunteer organizer and has 19 years’ experience in organizing. Harvey has been a delegate to the Northwest Indiana Area Federation of Labor, representing Teamster Local 142 and bringing back updates on labor issues that affect Northwest Indiana and Teamster Local 142.

Recording Secretary
Star Crider


219-949-1550 Ext 303

Star has been a Teamster member for 18 years.  Star has worked in the Dues office for the past 15 years and with the Pension Fund for 3 years.  She has knowledge of Union office procedures including internal audits, bookkeeping, member updates and currently working on the Titan System. Star volunteers for the steward council and numerous functions with the Local including Annual Golf Outing and Indiana Beach, Right to Work Rallies and many other activities that the Local and Steward Council sponsors for Local 142 members and their families.  Star is a current member with the Joint Council No. 25 Women’s Committee and also a Joint Council 25 Delegate. Star has also attended numerous educational conferences.

Matt Tchoukaleff


(219)949-1550 ext.308

Matt Tchoukaleff has been a member for 16 years, Pepsi Steward 10 years and volunteered to serve as Treasurer of Stewards Council 9 years. Volunteered his time together to start various fundraisers to help the Stewards Council become more self-sufficient, including, White Sox bus trip, Golf Outing, Multiple 50/50 raffles, Indiana Beach. Was involved in 2 successful negotiations with Pepsi, recently to keep Pepsi in our pension fund.  Matt is a Veteran of the US Army, Airborne Rangers. Matt also does volunteer work outside of the Teamsters Local 142.

Jeff Gideon


219-949-1550 ext.302

Jeff Gideon has been a member for 10 years in the Construction Division. Volunteered  to be stewards council vice chairman, Jeff has also volunteered for Christmas basket set up & delivery, helped lobbing in Indianapolis fighting for unemployment benefits & against “right to work”, mowing & mulching on the hall property, painting, snow removal, cleaning and remodeling of building and clean up after tornado, 4th of July & Labor Day parades - float building, participation in the parade, donated trailer that used in this year’s Labor Day parade).Jeff was also one of the members that went  to Champaign-Urbana Illinois to visit Reps when they walked out fighting Right to Work and thanked them for supporting the working person, he also went to a rally keep Right to Work out of Illinois. Jeff also does volunteer work outside of the Teamsters Local 142: Vice president of FFA, former member Hebron 4H, member Hebron Lions Club for almost 20 years, former Volunteer Fire Fighter Hebron Fire Department 7 years’ service, former member Hebron Jaycee 6 years.

Tony Hauprich



Tony Hauprich has been a Teamster for 25 years. Tony currently works for the Hammond Water Department, he has been the Steward for last 7 years.  He helped negotiate the last two contracts for the Hammond Water Department Tony is the President of the Hammond Redevelopment Commission. He also is an elected Precinct Committeeman, and Captain 5th District Hammond. Tony volunteers as a member of various Democratic Clubs and organizations. Tony is dedicated to Teamster Local 142 and will continue to fight against Right to Work or any other unfair labor attacks on our union. He will keep a close watch on union business, spending and keep you’re hard working dollars to benefit the best interest of the union that he truly believes in and supports.

Business Agent
Mike Toth


219-949-1550 ext.312

Mike has been a member of Teamsters Local 142 since 1995.  He has been a Union Steward in the Ready-Mix Industry and the Construction Division for most of his career. He has experience working under the National Maintenance Agreement, National Pipeline Agreement, the Four County Highway Group Agreement, the Northwest Indiana Contractor’s Association Agreement and various Ready-Mix Agreements. He has been on several negotiating committees, he has attended the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Building Materials, Construction and Pipeline Annual Educational Conference and has served as an officer on Local 142’s Stewards Council. He has Been active in multiple Union Events and Organizing Campaigns for the Teamsters over the years of being a Local 142 member. Mike has always went out of his way to help his Union Brothers & Sisters.

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