On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Teamster Women and Men joined thousands of participants in the “Women’s March Chicago”. The event sought to bring awareness to women’s rights by advocating for and promoting the voice of women in our society.

Teamsters Local 777 at the Women's March Chicago 2018

Women's March Chicago 2018

Teamsters Local Union No. 777, in partnership with the Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 Women’s Committee, graciously provided transportation to and from the event, along with a pink Teamster hat and refreshments on behalf of all Teamster participants.

“Last year’s march showed women’s resilience in a very adverse climate,” said Diahann Goode, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 Women’s Committee. “Since 2018 is a significant election year, this march was all about continuing that momentum.”

The inspiring energy of thousands gathering to support women’s rights could be felt throughout event.

“Historically, the Teamsters Union has always been on the forefront of women’s rights,” said Terrence J. Hancock, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25. “The time is now to mobilize and energize our members to change the course of the political climate as we know it today in this great country.”  -Terrence J. Hancock, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25

“Historically, the Teamsters Union has always been on the forefront of women’s rights,” said Terrence J. Hancock, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25. “The time is now to mobilize and energize our members to change the course of the political climate as we know it today in this great country.”

The event began with an uplifting rally that motivated the crowd. The subsequent march commenced at the corner of Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway in Chicago, Illinois.

The “Women’s March Chicago” was part of a coordinated effort that brought marches on behalf of women’s rights to cities across the United States and around the world.

Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 is the premier labor organization providing invaluable support and services to all Local Union Affiliates throughout the State of Illinois and Northwest Indiana.