Teamsters Local 705


Welcome to Teamsters Local 705

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. 

We hope that you enjoy our website and visit often for updates.

Cedar Rapids, IA

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.



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. 

Welcome Shred-It!

 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. 




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. 


April 10, 2019

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.


2019-2024 National Master Freight Agreement (pdf)


Highlights of the proposed 2019-2024 National Master Freight Agreement (pdf)


Central Region Local Cartage Supplemental Agreement (pdf)



Inside workers at Meyer Steel Drum recognized the benefits of being a Teamster and voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 705. 

The 93-0 vote was not only unprecedented, but also showed the employees' confidence in Local 705. Over the last few months, the members of Local 705 met with the Meyer employees answering questions and explaining the benefits that Local 705 offers members. 

The group of 113 joined together to ensure that they have a voice in the workplace over issues like wages, benefits, retirement and working conditions. Teamsters 705 is excited to become the exclusive representative of the hard-working employees of Meyer Steel. Once the process is certified, contract negotiations will begin. 

Representing more than 16,000 Chicagoland workers, Teamsters Local 705 is one of the largest and most active Teamster Locals in North America, bringing strong representation to men and women. 

The staff and members of Local 705 are excited to welcome Meyer Steel Drum employees to the Teamsters. 


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.

American Compressed Gas Ratifies First Contract

American Compressed Gas Ratifies First Contract

American Compressed Gas Ratifies First Contract


February 28, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! Our members at American Compressed Gas just ratified their 1st UNION CONTRACT! 

New Local 705 Fund Office Website

American Compressed Gas Ratifies First Contract

American Compressed Gas Ratifies First Contract


Teamsters Local 705 Funds recently launched a new secured user-friendly website.  Health Fund participants can check benefit statements and Pension Fund participants can utilize the new Retirement Calculator.