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Jul 06, 2022
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
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Jul 19, 2022
Teamster Local 142 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
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Jul 31, 2022
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary,Indiana 46404
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Aug 03, 2022
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
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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

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 Manufacturing, 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.

Vice President
Jeff Gideon


(219)949-1550 ext. 302

Jeff has been Teamster Local 142 member for since 2004. He currently is the business agent handling a variety of industries that include Waste, Manufacturing, School Bus, and Truck Mechanic. Jeff also serves as a Trustee for the Teamster Local 142 Pension, Retiree Health and Welfare, and Annuity Funds. Jeff has also volunteered for the following organizations FFA, Hebron 4H, Hebron Lions Club for almost 20 years, Volunteer Fire Fighter Hebron Fire Department 7 years service, and 6 years Hebron Jaycee.

Recording Secretary
Star Crider


219-949-1550 ext. 303

Star has been a Teamster member for 20 years.  Star has worked in the Dues office for the past 17 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 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, Matt is also a steward for Pepsi 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.

Tony Hauprich


219-949-1550 ext. 306

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.

Mike Toth


219-949-1550 ext. 312

Mike has been a member of Teamsters Local 142 since 1995.  He currently is the business agent for the Construction and other related industries. Mike was appointed as a Trustee for the Local Union and to serve as a Union Trustee for the Training and Apprenticeship Fund in 2021. 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 Teamster Local 142 member. Mike has always went out of his way to help his Union Brothers & Sisters.

Business Agent
Ted Mavity


219-949-1550 ext. 307

Ted Mavity was appointed a Business Agent for the Construction Division and is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana. He worked his way through college driving an ice truck and with a partial football scholarship, eventually earning a B.S. in History from St. Josephs College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He was initiated into Teamsters Local 142 in 1987. Ted then went on to work in the ready-mix business driving a truck and running a ready-mix plant. Ted then went to work as a police officer where he started as a patrolman, was promoted to Sergeant, and worked as an investigator. He was part of a team that negotiated the first ever labor contract between the Lake County FOP, Lake County Police Association and the Lake County Council. Ted came back to work in the construction driving a dump truck on his days off from the police department. After retiring with 20 years of service from the Lake County Police Department, he went to work full time in the construction working on various projects including the rebuilding of the 1-65 80/94 interchange, BP Whiting Refinery Modernization Project, Enbridge Terminal Project, Lake Central High School Project and widening of I 65 between Merrillville and Lowell. He has also worked in all the region's steel mills. Ted was on the most recent negotiating committee with the Northwest Indiana Contractors Association.

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