As the Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 705 I want to welcome you to our newly designed website. Teamsters Local 705 proudly represents over 16,000 members in and around the Chicago land area.
Local 705 represents UPS, Freight, Cartage, Warehousing, Public Works, movers and many thousands of other members in the Midwest. We have and will always fight hard for fair contracts and justice for our members in their respective work places. That is what Teamsters Local 705 is built on.
We hope that you enjoy our website and visit often for updates.
Juan Campos - Secretary-Treasurer
A “Christmas Morning” celebration
Teamsters and Sierra Investment Partners, Inc hosted a “Christmas Morning“ celebration for the families and individuals of Beds Plus Care at the La Grange Park District. Beds Plus Care provides shelter, housing and support programs. We were honored to partner with them to help these deserving families with their Christmas wish list. The experience was fulfilling and fun! Together our team shopped, wrapped, and organized the event, all while creating some wonderful holiday memories.
The Teamsters Democratic Forum took place on December 7th at the Veteran’s Auditorium, Cedar Rapids and was hosted by James Hoffa. The candidates appeared on stage and answered questions from the moderators and union members on top issues like pension projection and collective bargaining rights. Teamsters are looking for a leader who will effectively push for retirement security, stand up for union rights and work with world leaders on advocating fair trade policies. Each candidate spoke to our members who were fully engaged and ready to make a difference in the 2020 election.
Teamsters 705 listened to its members and fought hard to get them an outstanding first contract. The Meyer employees overwhelming voted to accept their first contract which shows satisfaction with the negotiations.
Over the last few months, the members of Teamsters Local 705 met with the Meyer employees answering questions, listening to their concerns, ensuring that they have a fair workplace and tackling issues like wages, benefits, retirement and working conditions.
Meyer employees are thrilled with the contract and the unprecedented support they have received. Teamsters Local 705 thanks the committee members for their hard work and expertise and is proud to provide strong representation for the members of Meyer Steel Drum.
Leaders of all Teamster locals that represent workers at YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn met today, voting to endorse the tentative National Master Freight Agreement, paving the way for a vote by the membership.
Ballot packages will be mailed to all members on or about April 19. Voting will be done online or by phone, and will close at noon (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 3.
The management at The Central States Funds want to impose unnecessary and unrealistic work production standards - putting quantity over quality in serving the Teamster membership in these Funds. They also want to rollback benefits that were negotiated under previous contracts.
After a year of negotiating, the union has voted down management proposals five different times. Local 743 is hopeful that the strike action will bring management back to the table with a realistic proposal that will help the hardworking employees who help our Teamster membership each and every day.