As the Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 705, I want to welcome you to our 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
Teamsters Local 705 family would like to welcome our new brothers and sisters from Shred-It, who is a subsidiary of Stericycle. The drivers overwhelming voted on September 5th, 2019 to become part of Teamsters Local 705. The vote count was 31 YES - 7 NO. Teamsters Local 705 is currently negotiating their first contract for Shred-It and have already successfully negotiated an interim grievance procedure.
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.