Teamsters Local 700 member Matt Spina has been an Emergency Traffic Patrolman, or Minuteman, for 10 years.
IDOT Teamster Saves Passengers From Burning Vehicle After Accident
07.18.16 — At 1:48 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, Illinois Department of Transportation Minuteman and Teamsters Local 700 member Matt Spina was responding to a crash when a drunk driver on the Dan Ryan expressway slammed into his truck. Matt — who has been an Emergency Traffic Patrol (also known as Minutemen) for 10 years — works the nightshift and had just responded to a crash on Chicago’s South Side at 59th Street. As he was heading out, his supervisor called him about another crash on the Dan Ryan at 47th Street. When Matt arrived on the scene, he saw two empty cars close to the shoulder and the passengers were walking close by with no injuries. He dropped flares around the curved exit at 47th Street and got back into his truck to move behind the vehicles.


Baltimore US Foods Teamsters Extend Picket Lines to Illinois, NY
07.15.16 — Local 722 Members, Hundreds More Walk Lines
Teamsters at US Foods facilities in Buffalo, N.Y., and Streator, Ill., refused to cross picket lines extended by Teamsters from Maryland who began a ULP strike against US Foods in April.
21 Drivers, Warehouse Workers Ratify Heritage Wine Contract
07.15.16 — Teamsters to Receive Retro Pay, New 401(k)
Teamsters Local 710 members at Heritage Wine ratified a new five-year agreement for better wages and retirement benefits.
Local 727 Pepsi Membership Ratifies New 4-Year Agreement
07.13.16 — Members Secure Back Wages, Better Benefits
More than 600 Pepsi employees represented by Local 727 voted to ratify a four-year contract, which includes retroactive wage increases, improved health care and stringent job protections.


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