TEAMSTERS LOCAL 703 NEWS

March 4, 2015

"Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers." CLICK HERE for the full ProPublica article. 

February 26, 2015

Since its foundation in 1903, the Teamsters have been proud to represent companies with a history as long and prosperous as its own. Teamsters Local 703 is proud to represent such a company – Clauss Brothers, Inc. 

February 9, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is saddened to announce the death of longtime member and union activist Clara Day.

February 2, 2015

In honor of Black History Month, read the International Teamster's article about the Union's historic stand against racial prejudice and visit the Teamsters National Black Caucus website for upcoming events honoring the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama.

January 23, 2015

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa talks with Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson about the Keystone XL pipeline, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fast-track trade and the end to government oversight of the union. CLICK HERE for the video. 

January 16, 2015

The Teamsters encourage a workplace that grants dignity and respect to all workers and the union applauds the Obama administration for pushing forward with an agenda that calls for hardworking Americans to receive paid sick time.

December 11, 2014

Teamsters Joint Council 25 joins the State of Illinois in mourning the death of State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died Dec. 10 of complications from a stroke. “Judy stood up for the men and women of this state, and she never backed away from a challenge,” said John T. Coli, President of Joint Council 25.

December 10, 2014

The JC 25 Women's Committee is once again accepting applications for their annual scholarship program. Five winners will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to pursue their continued education. The winners will be announced at the Women's Committee's Third Annual Gala Dinner Dance on March 21, 2015. The essay topic this year is "Important Women in Labor History and How You Relate." The deadline for submissions is Feb. 13, 2015. For more information, CLICK HERE

December 3, 2014

‘Tis the season for giving and Teamsters across Chicagoland are encouraged to get involved.

December 1, 2014

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund celebrates its 15th anniversary! The fund is dedicated to providing scholarships to a child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. To apply, CLICK HERE. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015. 

November 9, 2014

Teamsters employed at Sysco and US Foods protested outside Sysco’s shareholders meeting today to demand answers to tough questions from the company’s Board of Directors about its proposed purchase of US Foods and the impact on thousands of jobs.

November 14, 2014

The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee once again brought health and wellness to the forefront at the Second Annual Health Fair on Nov. 8. Teamsters, supporters and exhibitors took part in the free event at the Teamsters Local 731 meeting hall in Burr Ridge.

November 11, 2014

For more than a century -- from World Wars I and II to Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and, most recently, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the Teamsters have proudly welcomed our fighting men and women home and back to work.

October 9, 2014

Teamster members, families and friends walked in Chicago and Park Ridge on Oct. 25 in the fight against breast cancer.

October 22, 2014

Chants of “We want Quinn!” rang out along the docks of Chicago’s International Produce Market on Wednesday as Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and rank-and-file members walked with Gov. Pat Quinn in support of his re-election.

September 5, 2014

The 2014 Teamsters Women’s Conference convened Thursday in Chicago, bringing together more than 1,000 Teamsters from throughout North America. The 14th annual gathering kicked off an exciting week of mobilization, solidarity and sisterhood.

September 5, 2014

Hundreds of Teamsters attending the union’s 14th annual Teamsters Women’s Conference here this week rallied Friday in Grant Park to support the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn and to stand up for workers.

August 29, 2014

A major union representing workers at Sysco Corp. and US Foods said Thursday the merger partners have underestimated the market share the combined company would have if their $8.2 billion combination is cleared by the Federal Trade Commission. 

 

August 26, 2014

The nomination meeting for Local 703's Executive Board was held Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. The lower level of Teamster City was willed with nearly 300 Local 703 members who were there to show their unwavering support.

May 5, 2014

The 2014 Teamsters Unity Conference convened Sunday, May 4, 2014 with General President Jim Hoffa welcoming more than 1,400 Teamsters who learned about several key challenges facing the union.

March 12, 2014

Teamsters Local 703 showed its support Saturday, March 8, 2014, by attending the Second Annual Gala Dinner Dance. A night of dinner, drinks and dancing at Schiller Park’s Victoria Beau Jolie’s Grand Ballroom went toward raising money for the Women’s Committee Scholarship Program, which helps fund scholarships, training opportunities and future member initiatives.

January 16, 2014

The hundreds of Teamsters who work Chicago’s International Produce Market grew a little stronger in 2013 after workers at La Hortaliza Produce joined Teamsters Local 703.

January 15, 2014

As with so many famous brands on supermarket shelves across Chicagoland, Teamsters Local 703 members are the heart and hands behind V&V Supremo, the quality independent line of Mexican-style cheeses, meats and sour creams.

January 14, 2014

Teamsters Local 703’s membership continued to expand in 2013 as warehouse workers at Midwest Foods overwhelmingly voted to join the union.

January 17, 2014

Chicago distribution workers with Whitney Foods are now members of Teamsters Local 703 after the company voluntarily recognized its employees’ right to join the union last fall.

March 30, 2015

The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee recognized its 2015 scholarship recipients during a night of celebration at the Third Annual Gala Dinner Dance on March 21.

March 6, 2015

March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time to recognize the contributions that women make year-round to the world, to their communities and to their union. Also, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, whose theme this year is “Make It Happen.”

 

March 13, 2015

What is right-to-work and how could it affect Illinois workers? CLICK HERE for answers. 

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