Teamsters Local 705 proudly represents about 17,000 members in and around the Chicago land area.
Today, under the leadership of Secretary-Treasurer Juan Campos, and the Executive Board, Local 705 represents UPS, Freight, Cartage, Warehousing, Public Works, Rail Yards, Movers and thousands of other members in the Midwest.
Local 705 is and always will be a leader in organized labor! We fight hard to win fair and stronger contracts, settle more grievances and negotiate higher wages for our members in their respective work places.
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National Negotiations for DHL Global Forwarding/AEI began this week in Sarasota, FL. The national committee met with the company to exchange contract proposals. The committee includes Jared Lyons, a 21 year Local 705 rank and file member and steward at DHLGF/AEI. Brother Lyons made history by becoming the first rank and file member to be part of the national DHLGF/AEI committee.
In June, delegates elected to the IBT Convention passed an amendment to the constitution that mandates rank and file members be included on all negotiation committees, national and local. Express Division Director Bill Hamilton requested that a rank and file member from Local 705, the largest DHLGF/AEI local in the country, be represented on the committee.
“Rank and file members should be part of every contract negotiation in our union”, said Local 705 Secretary-Treasurer Juan Campos, “that’s how we do it in Local 705, and going forward that’s how it will be done in every national negotiation. We need the voice of members who work at the employer on all our committees. Our members know the issues, they live them every day they punch in.”
“It was an honor to be the first rank and file member to be able to sit on the DHLGF/AEI National Negotiations Committee”, said Lyons.
Congratulations to our newest members from Kessler Sales and Distribution in University Park, who voted unanimously on their first Teamsters Local 705 contract on July 1st, 2021. Our members stood united and strong to achieve better wages, sick days, a ratification bonus, an additional holiday, a 40-hour guarantee, $150.00 a year safety shoe allowance, time-and-a-half for Saturday and Sunday work, and much more.
Teamsters Local 705 would like to welcome our new members from Corey Steel in Cicero IL.
The 7 drivers voted on July 1, 2021, for Union rights and to be a part of Teamsters Local 705. They are excited and ready to start negotiating a Teamsters Contract.
One of the reasons Corey Steel employees decided to step up and fight for their rights is because they have not received a pay raise in almost 7 years.
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FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE LOCAL 705 HEALTH & WELFARE PLAN:
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
The Plan will cover diagnostic testing (as approved or authorized by the FDA) to detect COVID-19 at no cost to Plan participants.
From March 18 through September 30, 2020, the Plan will cover in-network Telehealth visits for the same cost sharing amount as doctor’s office visits. Your visit does not need to be related to COVID-19.
Teamsters Local 705 is committed to making sure we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety as the Coronavirus spreads across the United States and Chicago. PLEASE BE AWARE that the Local 705 I.B.T Health and Welfare Fund will provide diagnostic testing for COVID-19, when medically necessary and consistent with CDC guidelines, at ZERO cost to participants and their families. We will keep you abreast of the situation as developments arise, such as how you can determine if you qualify for Coronavirus testing.