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Local 458M Membership Meeting
Mar 11, 2020
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Current Campaigns
  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

Death Benefits - Benevolent Trust Fund
Print Icon Jan 24, 2019

Please contact the Local Office (630) 668-4337 to report a passing of a member.


 Benevolent Trust Fund Description

 The Benevolent Trust Fund (BTF) provides death benefits to beneficiaries of participating members of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (GCC/IBT).

Funding for the plan is provided through special per capita taxes and investment earnings. Fund assets are segregated from union assets and held in a trust fund maintained for the exclusive purpose of providing death benefits to beneficiaries of deceased eligible members and for defraying reasonable administrative expenses of the plan. The trust fund is registered with the Internal Revenue Service and is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code

The fund is administered by a board of trustees. BTF board members are the members of the General Board of the GCC/IBT. The day-to-day operations of the plan are overseen by a plan administrator who is appointed by the board of trustees. The plan administrator reports to the Executive Committee of the board of trustees between trustees' meetings.

Plan participation

All lithographic, photoengraver, photo industrial and bookbinding members of the GCC/IBT participate in the plan. All members of newly established local unions also participate in the plan. All full members of the GCC/IBT in good standing are eligible to participate, regardless of age.

Special per capita tax

All new participants of the Benevolent Trust Fund contribute a one-time inaugural fee of $8.00. Thereafter, the special per capita tax for new participants and the tax for all non-exempt existing participants is $1.00 per month. Certain participants are exempt from the special per capita tax. For example, exemptions include participants who are serving in the armed forces of the United States or Canada and participants who have honorary life membership.

Death benefits

The amount of the death benefit payable on behalf of a deceased participant depends on the status of the participant at the time of death. Specifically these factors include whether the participant was active or retired, whether the participant was exempt from the special per capita tax, years or months of continuous participation in the plan, and date of death. Effective for deaths of active members occurring on or after July 1, 2000, benefits range from $800 for very new members (up to seven months of membership) to $2,500 for those with at least three years of membership. Benefits are also payable on behalf of eligible retirees.


The International Graphic Communications Conference/IBT has changed the Benevolent Trust Fund payment procedure.

 The new payment procedure is the following:

Members who retired before January 1, 1990 the maximum payout is $2,000

Members who retired before January 1, 2017 the maximum payout is $2,500

Members who retire after January 1, 2017 the maximum payout is $3,250

Active members’ payout is based on years of service with a maximum of $3,250


The Benevolent Trust Fund is a death benefit awarded to the beneficiary named by the member.

If you have questions or unsure who your beneficiary is, please contact our office at your convenience.

GCC/IBT District Council 4
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