May 2017

05.12.17» Teamsters Local 700 Recognizes Law Enforcement Officers in Honor of National Police Week
National Police Week Observance is May 15-21, 2017

05.11.17» Local 727 Files Labor Board Charge Against Navy Pier, Inc.
Company's Intimidation of Union Threatens Security, Fire and Safety Officers' Jobs at the Pier

05.04.17» Unfair Labor Practices Could Lead to Teamsters Strike
Union Fighting to Save Security, Fire and Safety Officers' Jobs

05.02.17» Teamsters Local 700 Shows Support for Law Enforcement During May Day Rally

April 2017

04.28.17» Illinois Teamsters Honor Workers on May Day
A Message to Union Brothers and Sisters from Teamsters Local 700 President Becky Strzechowski

March 2017

03.28.17» Leaders of Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Unanimously Re-Elected
Officers, Directors Across Seven Local Unions Work to Empower Minorities

03.27.17» Chicago Teamster Membership Surges at Canteen Vending
Nearly 150 New Members Join Local 710 as Company Sees Growth

03.24.17» Drivers at XPO in Elgin Begin Campaign to Join Local 330
Future Teamsters Want Affordable Health Care, Retirement Security

03.23.17» Dockworkers at XPO in Aurora File to Join Local 179
Workers Want Decent, Affordable Health Care and Retirement Security

03.22.17» U.S. Court of Appeals Preserves Fair Share Fees, Dismisses Right-to-Work Case
In Ruling for Illinois Teamsters, Court Confirms Constitutionality of Fair Share

03.21.17» Hoffa, Yauger Receive Army's Honorable Order of Saint Barbara
Teamster Leaders Expand Military Assistance Program to Thousands of Servicemen and Women

03.20.17» Chicago Teamsters Go Pink to Support Sisters with Breast Cancer
Local 710 Members at ReaderLink Host Fundraiser, Wear Pink in Solidarity

03.17.17» Peco Pallet Workers Unanimously Ratify First Teamsters Contract
Local 743 Members Rally Together, Bargain Eight Months for Dignity at Work

03.16.17» Becky Strzechowski Appointed to Lead Teamsters Human Rights Commission

03.16.17» Local 710 Successfully Settles 'One Punch Rule' Pension Grievance at ABF
Teamsters to Receive Pension Contributions Retroactive to 2013

03.15.17» Vice President Hancock's Son Leads Shannon Rovers in St. Patrick's Day Parade
'In Search of a Cure,' Teamsters Continue to Raise Millions for Autism Research

03.13.17» Teamster Leaders, Members Take On XPO Logistics
Fight to Improve Workers' Livelihoods Rolls On with Local 179 Taking the Lead

03.09.17» Applications for 2017 JRH Memorial Scholarship Are Available Now
Applications Are Due No Later Than Friday, March 31, 2017

03.08.17» WSJ: Who's to Blame for the Trucker Shortage?
Trucking Industry Relies on Inexperienced Drivers, Contractors Who Get Saddled with Debt, High Expenses

03.03.17» Local 727 Secures First Five-Year Contract for Laz Meters Employees

03.01.17» Local 710 Railway Industrial Services Members Ratify New Contract
Teamsters Prevail, Return to Work After Being on Strike for 44 Days

February 2017

02.28.17» U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit Requires PAS to Pay Union Back Dues

02.24.17» Local 727, Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Reach Agreement on Five-Year Contract
Chicago Teamsters Protect Health Care Benefits for Shuttle Drivers, Bellmen

02.13.17» Local 700 Cook County Members Sing in Famous Chicago Gospel Choir

02.07.17» White Castle Teamsters in Chicago Unanimously Ratify New Contract
Local 710 Negotiates Wage Increases Surpassing Last Three Agreements

02.06.17» Local 700 Files Unfair Labor Practice Against Grundy County and County Sheriff
Sheriff Refuses to Bargain in Good Faith with Teamsters Regarding Grundy Sergeants

02.01.17» Teamsters Black History: Traditions to Build On

02.01.17» Teamsters Strongly Oppose National Right-to-Work Legislation
Teamsters Stand Up Against Damaging Bill, Continue Fight Against Right-to-Work

January 2017

01.27.17» Niles Fire Department Ratifies Strong Four-Year Teamsters Agreement

01.26.17» Local 710 Carl Buddig Warehouse Members Ratify Four-Year Contract
Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, Reduced Health Care Contributions

01.23.17» Women Make a Stand for Rights on the Job

01.23.17» Hoffa: Withdrawal from TPP the Right Choice for U.S. Trade Policy
Trump Administration Signals New Approach to Trade Policy

01.17.17» Chicago-Area Teamsters at Railway Industrial Services Vote to Strike
Teamsters Local 710 Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Rail Company

01.17.17» Local 727 Fights for Better Pharmacy Standards, Working Conditions

01.12.17» Local 722 Secures Reinstatement for Member After Wrongful Termination
Back Pay, Full Benefits Recovered Through Arbitration Victory

01.09.17» Grundy County Sheriff Forces Teamster Correctional Officers to Transfer Inmates Alone
Male and Female Correctional Officers Subjected to Unsafe Working Conditions

01.09.17» Couple Saved from Residential Fire After Local 700 Police Officer's Quick Response

01.04.17» Hoffa: Workers Need Real Pension Reform

December 2016

12.28.16» Unions Help All Workers Earn More

12.07.16» Hoffa: TPP's Defeat is a Win for Workers

12.05.16» Teamster Mechanics at United Airlines Ratify National Agreement
Six-Year Contract Puts Teamsters, Including Local 781 in Illinois, at Top of Industry

November 2016

11.21.16» Hoffa-Hall Re-Elected to Five-Year Term to Lead Teamsters
International Vice Presidents, International Trustees Also Elected

11.10.16» Hoffa: Teamsters Will Work with President-Elect on Worker Issues
Infrastructure, Trade, Retirement Security Are Common Interests

11.03.16» Teamsters: Federal Labor Board Rejects XPO's Latest Anti-Union Tactics
NLRB Dismisses Company's 'Frivolous' Labor Objections

11.01.16» Teamsters at Senior Flexonics Overwhelmingly Ratify Strong New Contract
Local 330 Negotiates Improved Wages, Benefits, Seniority Rights in Bartlett

October 2016

10.21.16» Teamsters Local 727 Opposes Job-Killing Beverage Tax
Cook County Teamster Members Urged to Join Fight Against Regressive Tax

10.17.16» Teamsters Celebrate School Bus Safety Week
Union Marks Accomplishments, Highlights Need for Further Improvements

September 2016

09.27.16» Local 700 Motor Truck Driver Helps Save Civilian from Suicide Attempt

09.22.16» Teamsters Women's Conference Convenes in Hollywood

09.22.16» Teamsters Strongly Oppose New House 'Composite' Pension Legislation
Union Says Proposed Funding Changes Would Jeopardize Retirement Security

09.21.16» Local 710 Delivery Drivers at Rex Radiator Ratify New Contract
Teamsters Secure Wage Increases, $1,000 Ratification Bonuses

09.14.16» Drivers at XPO Logistics in Aurora Seek to Join Teamsters Local 179
Workers Want Decent, Affordable Health Care and Retirement Security

09.14.16» Illinois Teamsters at PTO Faucher Brothers Ratify New Contract
Local 710 Stands Ground on Health and Welfare, Secures Wage Increases

August 2016

08.26.16» Chicago Teamster Shares Lifelong Love of Hockey with At-Risk Kids
Local 727 Member Working at Rollex Has Spent 25 Years in the Teamsters

08.26.16» Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton for President
Clinton Will Be a Strong Voice for Working Families

08.26.16» Ferguson Warehouse Committee Reaches Tentative Agreement for First Contract
Teamsters Local 710 Secures Wage Increases, Entrance into Union Health Plan

08.12.16» Interlake-Mecalux Workers Vote to Join Local 458M, GCC Teamsters

08.12.16» Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Concludes with Election of Executive Board
Officers Include Jesse Miranda of Local 703, Hector Hernandez of Local 700

08.09.16» Indiana Automotive Technician Celebrates 40 Years With Teamsters
Veteran Local 142 Member Takes Pride in Unionism, Training Workers

08.08.16» Local 179 Wins $102K for Wrongfully Terminated Teamster
Union Worker at Chemical Company Secures Back Pay, Full Seniority

July 2016

07.18.16» IDOT Teamster Saves Passengers From Burning Car After Accident
Local 700 Emergency Traffic Patrolman Puts Life on the Line to Serve Public

07.15.16» Baltimore US Foods Teamsters Extend Pickets to Illinois, New York
Members of Local 722, Hundreds More Honor Striking Maryland Workers' Picket Lines

07.15.16» Teamster Drivers, Warehouse Workers at Heritage Wine Unanimously Ratify New Contract
Members to Receive Substantial Retro Pay, New Contributions to 401(k)

07.13.16» Local 727 Pepsi Membership Ratifies Four-Year Contract
Beverage Industry Teamsters Secure Back Wages, Improved Health Care Benefits

07.13.16» Teamsters International Union Increases Strike Benefits
Increase Follows Unanimous Vote By Delegates to the 29th International Convention

07.13.16» NLRB Ruling Makes It Easier to Organize New Teamsters
Temps and Permanent Employees Win Greater Freedom to Unionize

June 2016

06.30.16» Union Unites Behind Teamster Family to Fund Drug Treatment Facility
Joint Council 25 Pledges $25K as Local Unions Ultimately Raise $1.4M

06.28.16» Workers Share Tales of Organizing During Second Day of Teamsters Convention
Members Preach Unity, Perseverance to Gain Representation, Rights

06.27.16» Teamsters Talk Political Power During First Day of International Convention
Strzechowski Champions Public Employee Unity Following Friedrichs

06.23.16» School Bus Workers at Latino Express Stand Strong to Win Teamster Contract
Chicago School Bus Drivers with Teamsters Local 777 Ratify Agreement for Respect, Fair Treatment

April 2016

04.22.16» Teamsters, Brookfield Zoo Management Reach Tentative Agreement, Preserve Workers' Health Care
Health Insurance Was Most Important Issue for Members, Coli Says

March 2016

03.31.16» Women's Committee Celebrates Scholarship Winners at Fourth Annual Gala Dinner Dance
Event Proceeds Benefit Continuing Education of Teamster Women

03.30.16» Teamsters Win Reinstatement for Three Dr. Pepper Snapple Workers
Company Violated Local 727 Members' Weingarten Rights to Representation

03.30.16» Another Big Year for TV, Movies on Tap for Chicago Teamsters
Steady Production Creating More Good-Paying Teamster Jobs, Coli Says

03.29.16» Teamsters Local 700 Commends Illinois Supreme Court for Protecting City Workers' Pensions
Local 700 Celebrates Historic Ruling Against City of Chicago's Pension-Cutting Law

03.18.16» Teamster-Backed Candidates Take Major Primaries in Illinois
Joint Council 25 Puts Boots on the Ground to Win in Statewide Races

03.10.16» Hundreds of Jewel Warehouse Workers, Drivers Ratify Teamster Contracts
Local 710 Members Unite to Secure Strong Seniority Rights, Wage Increases

03.03.16» Teamsters Joint Council 25 Endorses Candidates for Illinois Primary
Illinois Teamsters Support 24 Labor-Friendly Legislators on March 15

03.01.16» St. Charles Coca-Cola Teamster Recovers $2K in Back Pay
Local 330 Representatives Successfully Settle Grievance, Protect Seniority Rights

February 2016

02.26.16» Labriola Bakery Drivers in Chicago Ratify First Teamster Contract
Local 734 Members Hold Steady to Win New Rights, Better Wages

02.25.16» Teamsters Prepping Vets for Jobs — Before They Leave the Military (Huffington Post)

02.19.16» Lake County Jail Guards Say Faulty Elevators, Radios Creating Danger (Chicago Tribune)

January 2016

01.15.16» Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Elects New Officers
President Beecher of Local 142 Ready to Help Group Continue Growing

01.11.16» Local 727 Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Coca-Cola Refreshments Contract
Chicago Teamsters Approve 3-Year Agreement Including Management-Level Health Care Benefits, Annual Raises and Retroactivity

01.11.16» Joint Council 25 Executive Board Unanimously Re-Elected
Under President John T. Coli, Teamsters Focus on Future Growth, Unity

01.07.16» Local 301 Helps Build 9/11 Memorial in Wauconda
Teamsters Donate Labor, Material for Heroes of Freedom Tribute

December 2015

12.03.15» Chicago Teamsters Strike Coca-Cola Refreshments Over Unfair Labor Practices
More Than 300 Teamsters Take to Picket Lines After Corporation Intimidates Workers, Bargains in Bad Faith

October 2015

10.23.15» Joint Council 25 Urges Central States to Recall Pension Cut Proposal
Coli Calls Trustees' 'Rescue Plan' Deceptive, Damaging to Retirees

10.15.15» Chicago Public Schools Bus Workers Approve First Teamster Contract
Teamsters Local 777 Negotiates Wages, Protections for Drivers and Monitors

10.09.15» Local 777 Bus Workers Ratify Strong Four-Year Contracts
Hundreds of Teamsters at Illinois Central Secure Better Wages, Vision Benefits

10.07.15» Salt of the Earth: Union Negotiator Looks for 'Happy Medium'
Teamsters Local 142 Recording Secretary Harvey Jackson Shares His Union Story

10.06.15» Chicago Teamster Wins U.S. National Forklift Competition
Local 786 Member Heads to Ireland Oct. 24 to Claim World Title

September 2015

09.29.15» Local 330 Wins Key Arbitration for Euclid Beverage Drivers
Teamsters Continue to Uphold Seniority Rights for Members in Illinois

09.25.15» In Washington, Pope Francis Calls for Social and Economic Justice
Coli, Hoffa Attend Papal Reception at White House Prior to Speech

09.25.15» Local 330 Gets Members Back to Work at Senior Flexonics
Substantial Arbitration Victory Restores Teamster Seniority Rights

09.22.15» Archbishop Blase Cupich Shows Strong Support for Unions
Chicago Archdiocese Leaders Speaks of Solidarity, Criticizes "Right to Work"

09.03.15» Teamster Skyway Toll Collectors Stand Together to Secure New Contract
Strike Averted as Workers Ratify Agreement With New Raises, Job Protections

09.03.15» Opinion: City Soda Tax Hurts Working-Class People
By John T. Coli and Rob Karr

August 2015

08.24.15» Teamsters Oppose Job-Threatening Chicago Soda Tax Increase
Additional Taxes Will Destroy Good-Paying Distribution Jobs, Coli Says

08.20.15» Teamster License Plates Now Available to Indiana Drivers
Show Your Union Pride, Support FOP Foundation for Fallen Officers

08.17.15» Veterans Graduate From Teamsters Military Job Training Program
CDL Instruction Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers in Transportation

July 2015

07.24.15» Local 700 Commends Circuit Court for Protecting Chicago Pensions

07.17.15» Chicago Teamsters at Translogix Ratify New Three-Year Contract
Local 710 Members Negotiate Pay Increases, Quality of Life Improvements

07.09.15» Local 330 PACE Bus Drivers Secure Strong Contracts
River Division Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New Agreements

07.07.15» Illinois Teamsters to Ride in BraveHearts Bike Run for Charity
Therapeutic Center Is Vital for Veterans, Local 786 Secretary-Treasurer Says

07.02.15» Skokie School Bus Drivers Vote Yes for Teamster Representation
Ai Bus Service Workers Come Together for Improved Wages, Holidays

07.01.15» Teamsters Applaud Illinois Racing Board for Preserving Live Racing
Joint Council 25, Local 727 Fight Against Reduced Race Cards

June 2015

06.26.15» Sixty Rush University Medical Center Workers Join Local 743
New Members Vote Yes for Teamsters in Self-Determination Election

06.26.15» Chicago Teamsters at Fleischmann's Make Vinegar for the World
Newest Members of Local 727 Keep the Faith in Union Movement

May 2015

05.08.15» Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Pension Reform Law
7-0 Decision Rules Against Public Employee Pension Cuts

05.07.15» UPS Delivery Driver Rescues Man Who Jumped in Rock River
Local 710 Member Goes in River, Finishes Route Afterwards

April 2015

04.29.15» Join the Teamsters Hispanic Caucus at 8th Annual Soccer Event
Chicago Fire Take on Impact Montreal May 30 in Bridgeview

04.29.15» Apply Now for Teamster Essay Contest Scholarships
Applications Accepted Until June 15 for $1,000 Awards

04.29.15» Free Mobile App Locates Nearby Parking Garages
Support Chicago Parking Garages Employing Thousands of Teamsters

March 2015

03.26.15» Teamsters Make Endorsements for Chicago General Election
Download Endorsements for Nearly 20 Labor-Friendly Candidates

03.13.15» Illinois Teamsters Oppose Gov. Rauner on Right-to-Work
'Empowerment Zones Aren't Pro-Business, They're Anti-Union,' Coli Says

03.13.15» A Right-to-Work Primer
What Is Right-to-Work and How Could It Affect Illinois Workers?

03.12.15» Illinois Teamsters Condemn Gov. Rauner's Anti-Union Rhetoric
In Public Addresses, Governor Continues to Outline Race-to-the-Bottom Tactics

03.12.15» Rahm Emanuel: Forget Right-to-Work. Create a Right to Thrive.
Mayor Emanuel Offers His Opinions on RTW in the Chicago Tribune

February 2015

02.20.15» 6,000 UPS Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Contract
Local 710 Negotiates Strong Agreement for Workers in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana

02.12.15» Teamster Perseverance Pays Off for Kane County Probation Officers
Local 330 Achieves New Safety Measures With Pepper Spray Policy

02.09.15» In Memoriam: Clara Day, Teamster Hero
Union Remembers Longtime Activist and Teamsters Local 743 Member

02.02.15» NLRB Levies Enforcement Proceedings Against Latino Express
Teamsters Continue to Protect School Bus Workers in Contract Fight

January 2015

01.26.15» American Legion: Teamsters Are Improving Military-to-Civilian Career Transitions
'The Teamsters Really Looked Out for Me,' Veteran Says

01.22.15» Teamsters Make Endorsements for Chicago Municipal General Election
Download Endorsements for More Than 45 Labor-Friendly Candidates

01.20.15» Illinois Bus Drivers, Mechanics Ratify First Teamster Contract
Workers Servicing North Boone School District Join Local 325

01.16.15» MEMBER PROFILE: 'Without Knowledge, Everything Is Dark'
Local 727 Parking Member Berhane Hailemichael Fulfills Education Dreams

01.16.15» Teamsters Ratify Contracts for Oak Forest Public Works, Clerical Staff
Local 700 Secures Strong Wage Increases for Nearly 30 Members

01.12.15» Sister of Chicago Teamsters Agent Wins Golden Globe
Gina Rodriguez Wins Award for Best Performance in TV Comedy

December 2014

12.22.14» Dunkin' Donuts Delivery Drivers in Chicago Join the Teamsters
Local 734 Organizes Dozens With Distributor G2K Logistics

12.18.14» Local 330 Court Security Sergeants Unanimously Ratify Contract
Teamster Law Enforcement Members Secure Better Wages, Improved Benefits

12.16.14» Chicago NLRB Director Educates Local 777 Members
Teamsters Invite Peter Sung Ohr to Local Membership Meeting

12.11.14» Teamsters Mourn Death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka
'She Was A Champion for Unions and Working People,' Coli Says

12.10.14» Teamsters Local 710 Reaches Tentative Agreement for 6,000 UPS Workers
Local Representatives Negotiate Stronger Proposals Ahead of Member Vote

12.09.14» Passage of Teamster-Backed Bill Protects Firefighter Staffing Levels
Local 700: Staffing Levels Will Soon Be Mandatory Issue of Bargaining

12.04.14» Teamster Members: Apply Now for Women's Committee Scholarships
$1,000 Scholarships To Be Awarded for Teamsters Continuing Education

12.04.14» Bus Workers for Chicago Public Schools Vote to Join Teamsters Local 777
Paige Bus Drivers and Monitors Unionize for Respect, Fair Treatment

12.03.14» Teamsters Local 754 Negotiates Dean's Contract Extension
More Than 500 Dairy Industry Teamsters Receive Pay Raise

November 2014

11.26.14» Joliet Cold Storage Workers Ratify First Teamster Contract
Local 754 Secures Wages, Retirement Benefits for Newest Members

11.26.14» Local 710 Secures Wages for Hudson News Workers
Illinois Teamsters Negotiate Increases During Wage Reopener

October 2014

10.29.14» Teamsters Join Fight Against Breast Cancer in Chicago
Members Raise Thousands During Walk for American Cancer Society

10.29.14» Download List of Labor-Friendly Candidates Endorsed By the AFL-CIO
Click Here to Download List for Use in the Voting Booth on November 4

10.22.14» PHOTOS: Hoffa Joins Chicago Teamsters to Help Re-Elect Gov. Quinn
Teamsters General President Greets Members at International Produce Market

10.15.14» Local 330 Member Awarded $27,500 in Back Pay
Teamsters Fight to Protect Job for Wrongfully Terminated Member

September 2014

09.12.14» Teamsters Rally in Chicago to Support Gov. Quinn, Stand With Workers
1,200 Teamsters Attend Annual Women's Conference in Chicago

09.10.14» Retiree Health Care Guaranteed for Teamster Clerical Workers
Local 710 Negotiates New Benefits for Employees of Firefighters Union

August 2014

08.11.14» Strzechowski Named Trustee of Teamsters Joint
Council 25

First Woman in 103 Years Joins Illinois Teamsters Executive Board

July 2014

07.29.14» Teamsters Participating in BraveHearts Bike Run for Veterans
Local 786 Secretary-Treasurer Champions Therapeutic Education Center

07.24.14» Latino Express Bus Drivers Still Fighting for Rights in Chicago
Teamsters Continue to Protect Workers As Company Defies Labor Rulings

07.18.14» Hoffa Meets Gov. Quinn in Washington to Address Critical Election
Illinois Teamster Leaders Stress Job Growth, Public Employee Rights

07.10.14» Maker of Chicago School Equipment Threatens Mass Layoff
Teamsters Seek Public Support Friday to Save Manufacturing Jobs

07.02.14» Chicago Bears Sign Teamster's Son As Free Agent
Hard Work, Union Job Helped Son Achieve Dreams, Local 700 Member Says

June 2014

06.23.14» Join Teamster Women for Chicago White Sox Night
Discounted Teamster Tickets Available for Baseball Game on July 19

06.21.14» Register Now for Teamsters Women's Conference in Chicago
Annual International Event to Be Held Sept. 4-6 at Chicago Hilton

06.11.14» First Teamster Elected to Illinois State Pension Board
Chief Steward of State Police Master Sergeants Wins Trustee Seat

06.11.14» Pekin Public Employees Ratify Teamster Contracts
Nearly 160 Teamsters Secure Higher Wages in Central Illinois

06.10.14» Local 700 Vows to Fight for Fair Pensions in Cook County
Teamsters Work With County As Illinois Republicans Block Pension Bill

06.09.14» Apply Now for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest
Submit Applications By Sept. 30 to Be Eligible for 200 Scholarships

06.06.14» Dispatchers, Customer Service Reps Unite for Teamster Power
More CDT Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 727

May 2014

05.30.14» Teamsters Walking to End Hunger in Chicago
Donate Today to Support the TNBC, HRC on June 21

05.27.14» Park Ridge Police Department Joins Teamsters Local 700
Teamsters Law Enforcement Membership Expands in Chicago Area

05.23.14» Illinois Teamsters Establish New Law to Protect Tollway Workers
Local 700 Leads Campaign to Help Pass Senate Bill 927

05.21.14» Paratransit Drivers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Local 727
500 CDT Employees Unite for Teamster Representation

05.20.14» Local 727 Defends Funeral Workers at SCI Shareholders Meeting
In Houston, Coli Affirms Teamster Commitment to Funeral Home Members

05.06.14» Local 330 Circuit Court Members Receive Big Economic Gains
Judicial Teamsters in Kane County Ratify Four-Year Agreement

April 2014

04.23.14» Local 705 Raises $80,000 for Teamster Scholarships
Members Chip In During Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

04.21.14» Southland Friends of Labor Hosts Jobs Breakfast
Local 731 Vice President Chairs Annual Illinois Labor Initiative

04.15.14» Chicago Art Handlers Bidding to Become Teamsters
Artists Aim for Union Precedent Same Day as Northwestern Football Players

04.02.14» Download Teamsters Joint Council 25 Legislative Update
From Soda Tax to Funeral Licenses, Teamsters Track New Illinois Bills

March 2014

03.28.14» Chicago-Area Teamster Women Help Honor Union Leaders
Coalition of Labor Union Women Recognizes Joint Council 25 Women's Committee

03.27.14» Teamster Beer Drivers Near Chicago Secure New Contract
Local 722 Negotiates Raises to End Weeklong Strike in Peru

03.26.14» Chicago Teamster Wins Democratic Nomination for Cook County Board
Local 700 Member Aims to Advocate Labor in County Government

03.25.14» Local 727 Zookeepers Honored as Grizzly Bear 'Protectors'
Teamsters at Brookfield Zoo Help Habitat With Fundraiser on March 27

03.24.14» PHOTOS: Teamsters Mobilize to Organize Workers in Illinois, Indiana
Nearly 150 Teamsters Attend Training to Encourage Union Membership

03.21.14» Local 722 Highway Maintainers Ratify Three-Year Agreement
Illinois Teamsters in Carroll County Lock Down Wage Increases

03.20.14» Teamsters Secure New Contracts for Holiday Inn O'Hare Workers
Local 727 Protects Union Work Rules, Improves Annual Wages

03.19.14» PHOTOS: Teamsters Honor Veterans During Chicago's Irish Parades
Military Leaders, Celebrities March With Illinois Union Affiliates

03.18.14» Wife of Joint Council 25 Trustee Raises $9K for Cancer Research
Illinois Teamsters Aid Vital Services of St. Baldrick's Foundation

03.17.14» Amboy School District Workers Ratify Teamster Contract
District Staff in Central Illinois Bargain Better Wages, Paid Holidays

03.14.14» Women's Committee Honors Scholarship Winners at Gala Dinner Dance
Event Proceeds Benefit Continuing Education of Teamster Women

03.13.14» Teamsters Joint Council 25 Endorses Candidates for March 18 Primary
Download Full List of Election Endorsements for Illinois, Cook County

03.12.14» Applications Available for James R. Hoffa Scholarships
Teamster Children, Grandchildren Encouraged to Apply By March 31

03.12.14» Teamsters Local 777 Family Devastated By House Fire
Union Members, Organizers Rally Support for Affected School Bus Driver

03.11.14» Teamster Refinery Members Overwhelmingly Approve Contract
Ace All-Waste Workers in Illinois Secure Wages, Overtime Improvements

03.10.14» Illinois Teamsters Training Fund Certifies 1,300 Drivers
in 2013

Joint Council 25 Aids in Licensing Drivers, Machine Operators, Film Industry Workers

03.07.14» Driving Horses Remains Passion for Teamster School Bus Worker
Local 777's 'Real Teamster' Moonlights With High-End Carriage Company

03.06.14» Teamsters Secure Contract to End Bay Valley Foods Strike
Local 722 Members Protect Work Rules, Wages Following Frigid Three Weeks

03.05.14» Membership Re-Elects Leaders of Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus
Teamster Affiliates in Illinois Combine Efforts to Empower Minorities

February 2014

02.25.14» Teamster Feed Manufacturer Increasing Union Workforce in Illinois
There's No Substitute for Teamster Labor, Says Local 722 President

02.24.14» Local 722 Secures Three-Year Contract for School Bus Workers
Illinois Teamsters in Sterling, Rock Falls Negotiate Better Wages

02.17.14» Teamster Snowbird Killed Clearing Roads in Central Illinois
Vehicle Fatally Strikes Local 627 Highway Maintainer Michael Holmes

02.13.14» Teamster Jobs, Horseracing Schedules Preserved at Illinois Tracks
Gov. Pat Quinn Signs ADW Bill to Extend Law Three Years

January 2014

01.30.14» V&V Supremo Showcases Teamster Commitment to Workers
Local 703 Successfully Challenges Company's Anti-Labor Actions

01.29.14» Illinois Teamsters on Ballot for March 18 General Primary Election
Joint Council 25, Local 700 Endorse Cook County Commissioner Candidates

01.28.14» Illinois Teamster Killed On the Job Protecting Stalled Motorist
Oncoming Truck Strikes Tollway Member Helping Broken Down Semi

01.28.14» Whitney Foods Workers Join Teamsters Local 703
Union Negotiates Five-Year Contract for Better Wages, Benefits

01.27.14» Coli Named Director of IBT's New Parking Division
Teamsters Central Region VP Works to Expand 'Vibrant' Industry

01.27.14» Tickets Now Available to Women's Committee Gala Dinner Dance
Second Annual Event Supporting Teamster Scholarship Program Set for March 8

01.24.14» Growing Film Industry Brought Record $358 Million to Illinois in 2013
Gov. Quinn Visits Set of 'Chicago Fire,' Thanks Teamsters for Commitment to Industry

01.23.14» Local 179 Calls for Restoration of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Congressman Bill Foster Leads Roundtable on Extending Federal Program

01.22.14» La Hortaliza Produce Workers Pick Teamsters Local 703
Distribution Employees Organize for Power at Chicago Produce Market

01.21.14» Midwest Foods Warehouse Workers Choose Teamsters
Local 703 Organizes 30 New Members, Negotiates Five-Year Contract

December 2013

12.21.13» Teamsters Local 700 Member Killed Trying to Stop Robbery
Union Expresses Sympathies to Family for Their Tragic Loss

12.20.13» PHOTOS: Chicagoland Teamsters Collect Toys for Tots Donations
Teamsters Joint Council 25 Makes Gift-Giving An Annual Tradition

12.20.13» Teamsters Raise $37,000 for Northern Illinois PADS Program
Teamsters Joint Council 25 Aids Campaign to Curb Homelessness

12.17.13» SCI Deceives Grieving Family for $15,000 Funeral, Relatives Outraged
"This Company Has to Answer for What They've Done Here"

12.16.13» Locked Out Teamsters Buy 'Christmas Carol' Tickets for Corporate Funeral Scrooge SCI
"If SCI CEO Tom Ryan Has Seen the Play, He Certainly Didn't Get the Message."

12.13.13» SCI Admits to Labor Law Violations in Lockout of Funeral Workers
Chicago Region of NLRB Finds Merit in Teamsters' Unfair Labor Practice Charges

12.12.13» Funeral Giant SCI Refuses Interest Arbitration to End Five-Month Labor Dispute
Corporate Bully Turns Down Teamsters' Offer to Return to Work

12.04.13» Illinois Lawmakers Approve Unconstitutional Pension System Overhaul
Teamsters Oppose Dangerous Bill, Condemn Illegal Cuts to Worker Benefits

November 2013

11.27.13» Iron Mountain Drivers Choose Teamster Representation
Local 731 Organizes Chicago-Area Workers, Document Shredders

11.26.13» Local 330 Arbitration Victory Preserves Area Construction Standards
Arbitrator's Ruling on Subcontracting Strengthens Union Labor

11.25.13» Public Employee Pension Alert: Contact Elected Officials to Oppose Pension Cuts
Teamsters Encouraged to Call Legislators Directly Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3

11.22.13» Agreement Reached to Preserve Live Horse Racing at Illinois Racetracks
ADW Law Extension Will Keep Teamsters Working Year-Round

11.22.13» MV Batavia Dispatchers Vote for Teamster Representation
Workers Become Local 727's Fourth New Bargaining Unit in 2013

11.21.13» PHOTOS: Joint Council 25 Hosts Annual Legislative Reception
Teamsters Talk Illinois Labor Issues With Legislators in Springfield

11.20.13» Cook County Corrections Officers Vote to Remain Teamsters
Local 700 Carries Overwhelming Support at Cook County Department of Corrections

October 2013

10.31.13» Women's Committee Announces New Scholarship Program for Teamsters
Five $1,000 Scholarships Will Be Awarded to Members Continuing Their Education

10.23.13» Teamster Saves 19-Month-Old, Receives 'Life Saving Award'
Local 700 Police Officer Relies on Training to Resuscitate Baby

10.17.13» Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Awards $500 Scholarships
Twelve Student Recipients Represent Four Illinois Teamster Affiliates

10.17.13» Tickets Now Available to Teamsters Black Tie Banquet
Chicago Teamsters Black Caucus Hosts Annual Fundraiser Dec. 7

10.16.13» Suburban Chicago Printers Choose Teamster Power
Local 458 Organizes New Members, Negotiates Three-Year Contract

10.16.13» Chicago Teamsters' Valet Contract Includes Affordable Health Care
Union Secures Five-Year Agreement for Nearly 700 Workers

10.03.13» Register for Women's Committee Health Fair on Nov. 2
Stay Fit With Teamster Women During Free Annual Seminar

September 2013

09.25.13» Niles Police Department Chooses Teamster Representation
Officers Join More Than 6,000 Law Enforcement Members With Teamsters Local 700

09.23.13» Hundreds of Manufacturing Workers Ratify First Teamster Contract
Local 330 Secures Higher Wages, Workplace Protections at Senior Flexonics

09.20.13» Teamsters Continue to Lawfully Picket Funeral Home Giant SCI
Corporate Bully SCI Using Cook County Courts to Further Public Relations Campaign

August 2013

08.30.13» Teamsters Join Women's Committee for Chicago White Sox Night
Hundreds of Members, Supporters Take in Ballgame on July 27

08.29.13» Illinois Teamsters Endorse Pat Quinn for Governor
Teamsters Joint Council 25 Champions Quinn As 'Jobs Governor' for Illinois

08.23.13» Hispanic Caucus to Host Chicago Fire Soccer Night Sept. 28
Teamster Families Invited to Soccer Match, Tailgate Party

08.23.13» Tickets Now Available for National Latin American Festival
Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Partners With Three-Day Cultural Event

08.22.13» PHOTOS: Teamsters Strengthen Partnership With Chinese Labor Federation
Chinese Delegates Discuss Labor Relations in Chicago, Visit Haymarket Memorial

08.22.13» Funeral Industry Giant SCI Locks Out Chicago Funeral Directors
Pickets Continue As Corporate Bully Locks Doors on 59 Funeral Directors, Drivers

08.06.13» SCI Regressively Bargains With Striking Funeral Directors As Negotiations Continue
Houston-Based Funeral Industry Giant SCI Continues to Bully Communities, Workers

08.02.13» Gov. Quinn Signs Teamster-Sponsored Vehicle Code Bill
Local 700 IDOT Emergency Patrol Drivers Gain Recognition They Deserve

08.02.13» Members of Congress Join Mayor Emanuel, Gov. Quinn to Support Striking Funeral Directors
Quigley, Schakowsky, Duckworth Call on Funeral Giant to Negotiate in Good Faith

July 2013

07.29.13» Participate in the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Education Center Gala
Help Chicago Expand An Everlasting Memorial on August 10

07.26.13» Chicagoland Families Stand With Striking Funeral Directors, Transfer Services to Alternative Funeral Homes
Teamsters Continue to Offer Community-Friendly Options to Grieving Families

07.19.13» Court Denies SCI's Attempt to Stop Strike
Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Demand Made By Attorneys for $3 Billion Corporate Bully

07.18.13» Chicagoland Religious Leaders Call on Dignity Memorial to Resume Good Faith Negotiations
Chicago Fire Department Chaplain Thomas Mulcrone and Area Clergy Ask Houston-Based Funeral Giant to Negotiate With Local Funeral Directors

07.09.13» Dignity Memorial Solicits Striking Employee to Apply for Funeral Director Job
Houston Management Sends Email to Striker to Apply to Be Temporary Strikebreaker

07.09.13» Central Region VP Appointed Director of Teamster Women's Conference
Local 700 President Becky Strzechowski to Lead Upcoming New Orleans Event

07.02.13» SCI Funeral Directors Vote to Strike
16 SCI Funeral Homes Affected As Company Forces Strike, Pickets Begin July 2

June 2013

06.30.13» SCI Rejects Union Offer, Insists on Eliminating Pension Fund, Health & Education Benefits
Company's Final Offer Will Be Voted By Employees Monday Night

06.30.13» Funeral Directors & Drivers Present SCI With Last, Best Contract Offer
After More Than 40 Hours of 'Wheel Spinning,' Funeral Employees Make Major Movement in Attempt to Settle Contract

06.28.13» Religious Leaders Pledge Support in Face of Possible Funeral Labor Dispute
40 Arise Chicago Members Call on SCI to Negotiate A Fair Contract

06.28.13» Sun-Times Refuses Union Advertising
Publisher Tells Advertising Department Not to Run Ads About Potential Labor Action Against Major Advertiser

06.27.13» Unfair Labor Practice Charges Filed Against Funeral Giant SCI

06.27.13» Teamster-Represented Funeral Directors Rally for New Contract
Funeral Directors and Drivers Gather in Support of Negotiating Committee

06.27.13» Teamsters' Charges Against Cook County Sheriff Advance to Trial
Sheriff's Office Implements Social Media Discipline Policy Without Bargaining

06.27.13» Contract Makes Osco Teamsters Highest-Paid Pharmacists in Illinois
Three-Year Agreement Ratified Via Mail-In Ballot

06.07.13» PHOTOS: Academy Award Maker Denies Earned Benefits to Workers
Teamsters Local 743 Rallies in Chicago Ahead of Contract Negotiations

May 2013

05.30.13» PHOTOS: Teamster Women's Committee Talks Organizing at Membership Meeting
IBT Guest Speaker Joins Members at Local 777 Union Hall

05.29.13» Teamsters Protect Nine-Hour Workday for CVS Pharmacists
Members Ratify Three-Year Contract With Raises, Improved Working Conditions

05.28.13» Veterans Find Jobs, Disability Benefits With Teamsters
Teamsters Military Assistance Program Aiding Thousands Nationwide

05.24.13» U.S. Hose Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Teamsters Local 179
Manufacturing Employees Unite for Teamster Power in Romeoville

05.22.13» Teamsters Walk in Chicago to Fight Breast Cancer
Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Raises $10K for American Cancer Society

05.21.13» Illinois Chemical Workers Ratify Four-Year Teamster Contract
Local 179 Negotiates Swift Agreement With North Suburban Stepan

05.20.13» Apply Now for Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarships
Applications Accepted Until July 10 for Teamsters, Spouses, Children

05.17.13» Teamster Women Organizing Chicago White Sox Night
Discounted Teamster Tickets Available for Baseball Game on July 27

05.16.13» PHOTOS: Gov. Quinn Denounces Right-to-Work at Teamsters Conference
Local 777's Roberto Rodriguez Addresses Members at Unity Event

05.09.13» Teamsters Fight for School Bus Workers' Rights at National Express Annual Meeting
Global Alliance Calls for Improved Oversight of Company's Human Capital Practices

05.07.13» Kendall County Public Employees Secure Strong Teamster Contracts
Local 330 Negotiates Significant Wage Increases, Outsourcing Protections

April 2013

04.26.13» Teamsters Local 700 Wins $5 Million for Department of Aviation Members
Union Secures Second Year Award for Motor Pool Truck Drivers

04.26.13» Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreements Covering 250,000 Workers at UPS, UPS Freight
Proposed Five-Year Contracts Protect Strong Health Care Benefits

04.17.13» Film Industry Brought Record $184 Million to Illinois in 2012
Gov. Quinn Visits Set of New Blockbuster, Thanks Teamsters for Commitment to Industry

04.10.13» Company Defies Labor Board Rulings As Pressman Loses Home
High-End Chicago Printer Deprives Worker's Rights for Third Year

04.03.13» Teamster-Supported Parking Tax Bill Signed Into Law
Legislation Adds Efficiency to Tax Systems in Chicago, Cook County

04.01.13» Teamsters Local 777 Overwhelmingly Ratifies Contract at RTS Packaging
Members Approve Four-Year Agreement, Bonuses at Hillside Plant

March 2013

03.28.13» PHOTOS: Teamsters Take Demands for Workers' Rights to National Express Headquarters
Joint Council 25 Trustee, School Bus Workers Join UK Trade Unionists

03.27.13» Teamster Women Help Honor Union, Political Leaders
Women's Committee Members Attend Coalition of Labor Union Women Dinner

03.26.13» Teamsters Hold Steady Against Rush of Pension Reform Proposals
Joint Council, Local Unions Committed to Illinois Public Employees

03.26.13» Download Teamsters Joint Council 25 Legislative Update
From Pensions to Gaming, Teamsters Track New Bills in Springfield

03.26.13» TV Pilots, Movies Keeping Teamster Members Busy
Chicago's Film Industry Shaping Up for Another Record Year

03.25.13» MEMBER PROFILE: Herdie Sykes, Teamsters Local 777
Veteran Barber Herdie Sykes Recounts Six Decades in the Business

03.21.13» MEMBER PROFILE: Scott Boeke, Teamsters Local 786
Former Marine and Active Teamster Guided By Strong Work Ethic

03.20.13» PHOTOS: Teamster Leader in Vatican City During Debut of New Pope
Coli: Catholic Social Message Still Relevant to Labor Struggles

03.20.13» Illinois Central School Bus Workers Overwhelmingly Approve Contract
Teamsters in Waukegan Secure Workplace Protections, Improvements

03.19.13» PHOTOS: Illinois Teamsters Showcase Solidarity in St. Patrick's Day Parades
Local Affiliates Participate in Chicago, Northwest Side Celebrations

03.13.13» PHOTOS: Inaugural Gala A Rousing Success for Teamster Women
Organization Raises Money to Fund New Teamsters Scholarship Program

03.11.13» Area Teamsters Broadcast Live
Two Local Union Radio Shows Educate and Inform

03.05.13» Download Teamsters Joint Council 25 Legislative Update
Illinois Teamsters Fight Reckless Pension Bills During Day of Action

February 2013

02.22.13» MEMBER PROFILE: Dewey Turnbow, Teamsters Local 786
Nearly Six Decades In, Prairie Material Teamster Still Working

02.21.13» MEMBER PROFILE: In Memoriam: Anthony Arunno
Longtime Chicago Truck Driver, Harmonica Player, 1921-2012

02.20.13» VIDEO: Senior Flexonics Workers Overwhelmingly Join Teamsters Local 330
Hundreds of Illinois Manufacturing Employees Unite for Respect, Proper Representation

02.11.13» Register Now for Breast Cancer Walk on May 4 in Park Ridge
Joint Council 25 Women's Committee Partners With American Cancer Society

02.11.13» Teamsters Support Women's Committee During Member Meeting
Women's Group Preps for New Fundraiser, Breast Cancer Walk

02.01.13» Impark Teamsters Reinstated With Nearly $100,000 in Back Pay
Arbitrator Rules Management Violated Teamster Contract in 2011

January 2013

01.30.13» INFOGRAPHIC: Hoffa Statement on President Obama's Immigration Reform Proposal
Comprehensive Four-Part Plan Will Hold All Parties Accountable

01.28.13» PHOTOS: Local 179 Pickets Construction Firm for Fair Contract
Teamsters Rally for Recognition From H. Linden in Oswego

01.26.13» TurboTax Offers Discount for Teamsters
Sign Up Today to Receive $20 Off Federal Products

01.25.13» Illinois Teamsters Endorse Saviano for Elmwood Park Village President
Former State Representative Addresses More Than 100 Teamster Delegates

01.23.13» Programs Aim to Help Veterans Get Job Classifications
Teamsters Partner With Defense Department to Improve Civilian Transitions

01.08.13» Illinois Teamsters Applaud Passage of Immigrant Driver's License Bill
Law Will Have Positive Impact on All Motorists, Coli Says

01.04.13» Office of Professional Review Uses False Classifications to Deny Rights
Teamsters Local 700 Secures Protections for County Employees

01.04.13» Local 727 Grows Thanks to Organizing Efforts in 2012
Area Teamsters Organize 200 Members Across Several Industries

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