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For over 70 years, Local 743 has played a pivotal role in the IBT organization.
Once called the "progressive union," Local 743 has been at the forefront of the battle for workers' rights and civil rights in Chicago and Illinois.
Local 743 is home to 10,000 hardworking men and women serving health care, mail order, technical and warehouse employees. Local 743 believes that workers are the union. We are committed to putting members first and empowering men and women with the tools to help enrich their lives and their families.
Teamsters Local 743 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, which represents more than 125,000 hardworking men and women throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Last year, Teamsters Local 743 in partnership with Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee raised over $13,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society’s 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks.
This year Teamsters Local 743 and JC25 Women's Committee will again join forces and has committed to be the popular Pink Chair Sponsor at the Soldier Field Walk which will be held Saturday October 19, 2019.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walks event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5-mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.
We're excited to build on last year's success of raising over $13,000 to fund breast cancer research. The dedication and commitment of our walkers knows no limits. We are certain that we can successfully meet this year's goal, building on the momentum from last year’s walk. There will be bus transportation leaving from the local offices to take our team to the walk and back. Every Local 743 member that pledges $10 to the cause will have their donation matched with an additional $15.
To join our team or to donate, please download the form below.
For more information please contact;
Christine Salamone (773) 254-7460
Tracy Reed (773) 220-9893
Download: Making Strides Registration Form.jpg , Making Strides Registration Form_L743.pdf , Making Strides fundraiser_squares.pdf
The date of the May Monthly Membership Meeting has been changed to the second Monday in May:
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Teamsters Local 743 Union Hall
4620 South Tripp, Chicago, IL
Download: Membership Meeting Bulletin.pdf
The deadline for the Teamsters Local 743, 2019 Presidents Scholarship is April 26, 2019. Current graduating high school seniors that parents or legal guardians are Local 743 members in goods standing are eligible to apply. To view the guidelines, qualifications or to apply, click the link below.
For more information call the local 743 offices at 773-254-7460
Download: 2019 Presidents scholarship appl.pdf
The February Monthly General Membership Meeting will be held on February 4, 2019 at the local 743 union hall. Officer Gregory Moore from the Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems will be conducting an active shooter presentation.
Unfortunately in today’s world, active shooter preparation is becoming an essential emergency response practice for organizations of all shapes and sizes. In light of the tragedy that happened at Mercy Hospital this past November, local 743 and President Simmons wants to prepare our members with the tools that could possibly saved their lives if the unexpected were to happen.
The meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm and presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.
Union stewards are strongly encouraged to attend. The meeting will be credited towards the stewards ground rules and requirements that were updated on 12/12/18.
Thank you for serving as a Union leader at your worksite.
Please be advised that the ground rules and requirements for Local 743 union stewards implemented by the Executive Board in 2012 have been updated.
In order to monitor steward participation and implement consequences for stewards who do not comply with their obligations, the Local 743 Executive Board passed a motion on 12/21/18 to review steward participation on a quarterly basis to determine if the stewards are in compliance with attendance at membership meetings and trainings in order to receive their quarterly stewards reinbusement checks.
Also attached is the union steward job description.
Download: L743 stewards min qualifications_2019.pdf
Download: Breast Cancer Registration 2018_Page_2.jpg
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