Becky Strzechowski Named VP, Keith E. Gleason Joins Board as Trustee

The Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 25, which represents more than 100,000 Teamster members across the State of Illinois and northwest Indiana, confirmed Terrence J. Hancock as President during its Executive Board meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Hancock begins serving effective immediately as the 10th President of the labor organization, which was founded in Chicago in 1911 and represents 26 Teamster local union affiliates.

“With the unification of our Executive Board, Teamsters Joint Council 25 has renewed its complete commitment to providing unwavering service to our local union affiliates. Organizing is and will continue to be one of our main focuses, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect the rights of working families across the region.”  -Terrence J. Hancock

“It is an honor and a privilege to represent so many hardworking Teamsters in the City of Chicago, throughout the State of Illinois and northwest Indiana,” Hancock said. “With the unification of our Executive Board, Teamsters Joint Council 25 has renewed its complete commitment to providing unwavering service to our local union affiliates. Organizing is and will continue to be one of our main focuses, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect the rights of working families across the region.”

The Teamsters Executive Board on Tuesday also unanimously appointed Teamsters Local 700 President Becky Strzechowski as Vice President of the Joint Council, and appointed Teamsters Local 627 President Keith E. Gleason to fill the position of Trustee on the seven-member board.

The remaining Executive Board members include Secretary-Treasurer Thomas W. Stiede, Recording Secretary Brian Meidel, and Trustees James T. Glimco and Michael L. Yauger.

Since 2005, Hancock has served as President of Teamsters Local Union No. 731, headquartered in suburban Burr Ridge, IL. He has served as International Brotherhood of Teamsters Representative of the Teamsters Construction Division and Solid Waste & Recycling Division since 1999, and has served on the Joint Council’s Executive Board for 12 years. He initially joined the Teamsters Union in 1979 as a rank-and- file construction tractor/dump trailer driver.

Teamsters Joint Council 25 is the premier labor organization providing invaluable support and services to all local union affiliates throughout the State of Illinois and northwest Indiana.