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Upcoming Events
Martin Luther King - Office Closed
Jan 20, 2020
LOCAL 568M MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Feb 02, 2020
400 NE JEFFERSON PEORIA IL 61601
LOCAL 458M MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Feb 08, 2020
AMERICAN LEGION 570 S GARY AVE CAROL STREAM IL 60188
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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.

WHO WE ARE

Teamsters District Council 4 is made up of  hard-working men and women throughout the state of Illinois and Indiana, we are an affiliation of members of  Local 458M and Local 568M.  Our members are diverse and traditional in the Graphic Industry, we represent from Garment Stitchers to Newspaper Pressman our strength is found in our diversity in our trade! 

Teamsters District Council 4 represents its members through our Local Union Officers, Local Union Stewards, and Local Executive Boards. Our Union has been active for over 100 years in the Chicagoland area and we are proud of our history and knowledge in the Graphic Industry.  Having the International Brotherhood of Teamsters behind us we work to negotiate the best contracts possible and to provide the strongest day-to-day union representation for our members.

What's New
Need some $$$ for College?

Benefits of being Union Member don't stop at the shop!

Many of our Union Members attend College to improve their knowledge in the trade or to just simply reach an educational goal or maybe they have kids that are thinking of attending college.

Many Teamster-friendly organizations are now accepting applications for post-secondary scholarships, including the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, Chicago Federation of Labor, and Union Plus Scholarship Program, to name just a few.

Also, did you know there are some institutions that offer College Tuition Discounts for Teamster Members.  If you are interested to see if you the list of schools that are part of this program please click on the following link http://www.applyists.com/tuition-discount-network/.

Health & Welfare Trustee's Saving You Money

Every year the Trustee’s meet to discuss cost and benefits.  We are happy to inform the members that the cost for our Health & Welfare will not increase for Local 458M Members or for the Employers for 2020. 

Even though costs have not increased our Benefits have been improved.

We have added MdLive Services, which allows members to talk to a board-certified doctor 24/7 through online video (MDLive.com/bcbsil) or phone (888-676-4204). 

The board has also increased the Visa Gift Card amount to $200 for all Health and Welfare members who take advantage of the Health Dynamics Program.  This program has saved members lives by detecting life threatening illnesses early.  The Trustee’s s have also changed the requirements of this benefit, so our members are allowed to go to their primary doctor for these tests.  If the member goes to their primary, they will need to complete the required form which is attached.


Download: Health Dynamics Form - Personal Doctor.pdf
LABOR RADIO

The Leslie Marshall Show: A nationally-syndicated radio show hosted by Leslie Marshall. Her show frequently highlights issues of concern to unions and working families across the country.

The Union Edge Show: hosted by Charles Showalter, this daily show based in Pittsburgh and available on-line features topics that are important to the middle class and members of labor unions.

Workers Independent News: a national radio show based in Madison, Wisconsin, the site of one of the largest civil actions against a state governor, this daily program recently featured Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, in an interview discussing the political landscape.

MEMBER INFORMATION

This service is offered to the members who are part of the Union's Health & Welfare Program.

The GCC/IBT District Council 4 Health & Welfare Fund encourages eligible members and their spouse to participate in our annual Preventive Care Exam program.

Each participant will receive a $200 Gift Card, provided by your Health Fund!

Appointment slots are available for you now – and the exam is covered at 100%!

See the video above to learn more about our new Preventive Care Program.

To make an appointment, call Health Dynamics at 414-443-0200 (option 5) – or use the Locations Link below to find the examination site that suits you best and call them directly.


UNION DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

As a Union Member you are elgible for services at a discounted rate, Scholarships and much more to view what benefits you are eligible for please click on the following link: https://www.unionplus.org/

 
 
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