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      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks 2019

      Join the fight against Breast Cancer!! Sign up to walk with Teamsters local 743 in the 2019 American Cancer Society's 2019 Making Strides Event.The walk will be held on Saturday October 19, 2019 at Soldier Field Stadium. Buses will  leave the Local 743 offices promptly at 9 am and returning 12 noon.
      Download: Making Strides Registration Form.jpg


      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.


      There’s Still Time to Register & Help Local 743 Make Strides Against Breast Cancer!

      The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is just 5 days away!

      Join Teamsters Local 743 and Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee on Saturday, October 19th at Soldier Field Stadium Green as we come together and help support the fight against breast cancer.

      Bus transportation will be provided to and from the walk leaving from the Local 743 offices. Buses leave at 8 a.m. sharp and should return by noon. There will be a balloon release held at 9 am in memory of lost loved ones and to honor the survivors that are still here today. To register for the walk and to secure your seat on the bus please download the form here and return it to the Local 743 offices at 4620 South Tripp or fax it to 773-254-7111or call 773-299-1776.

      Not riding the bus?? Can’t make the walk?? You can register for the walk, join our team or donate by clicking here.

      Getting there:

      Thinking about using public transportation to get to the walk? Wondering where to park your car? Click here for travel and parking information to Soldier Field -Stadium Green, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL


      8:00 a.m.             Registration/Check in Begins, Tents Open

      8:30 a.m.             Welcome/Event Announcements 9:15 a.m.          Survivor Photo

      9:20 a.m.             Opening Ceremony w/Roz Varon and Judy Hsu 9:25 a.m.                Survivor Speaker

      9:30 a.m.             Sponsor Speaker

      9:40 a.m.             Zumba warm up begins with UCM 9:50 a.m.        Survivors head to start line

      9:55 a.m.             Walkers head to start line 10:00 a.m.      Walk Starts

      11:00 a.m.           Welcome back first wave of walkers 11:15 a.m.  Walkers return

      11:35 a.m.  12:00pm     Closing ceremony

      12:00 p.m.          Final Fundraising Amount and Closing Remarks 12:05 p.m.           

      Dress for the weather—we will walk rain or shine!

      Keep an eye out for the Joint Council 25 tent!

      Can’t wait to see you there!

      Members with questions should contact Tracy Reed at (773) 220-9893 01reed01@gmail.com

      Local 743 is lacing up their shoes to

      Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

      Teamsters Local 743 invites all members, family and friends to join the Union in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at the American Cancer Society’s upcoming walk in Chicago, IL., on Saturday, October 19th, beginning at 9 a.m.. at Soldier Field Stadium Green 1410 Museum Campus Dr.  

      Local 743 is requesting a minimum donation of $10.00 to register/participate in the walk.  Local 743 will donate an additional $15.00 towards each local 743 member $10.00 donation.  Bus transportation will be provided from the local 743 union hall. Buses leave at 8 am. Sharp and return at 12 noon.  Local 743 will also be holding a balloon release at the walk to honor loved ones lost due to cancer.

      To register, or make a donation, download a registration form click here.

      Local 743 in partnership with Teamster Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee will be this year’s Big Pink Chair, sponsor at the walk. Show your team spirit and make sure to hop on up and snap a picture!

      For questions please contact Christine Salamone at (773) 299-1776 or csalamone@teamsterslocal743.com

      or Tracy Reed-Bowers at (773) 220-9893

      Teamsters Local 743 President Debra Simmons-Peterson makes history as Joint Council 25 first African American Woman appointed to the Executive Board

      In a notice sent to all Teamsters Joint Council 25 affiliates, Joint Council 25 President Terrence Hancock announced the formal appointment of Local 743 president Debra Simmons-Peterson as trustee to the Joint Council 25’s Executive Board effective July 1, 2019.

      Joint Council 25 President Terrence Hancock personally congratulated and welcomed local 743 President Simmons to the seven-member board and expressed how much he looks forward to working with her.  “I am pleased to announce the formal appointment of Debra Simmons-Peterson to a position of Trustee to the Joint Council No. 25 Executive Board. I, along with the entire Executive Board and staff, look forward to working together and move our joint agenda forward to fulfill our continued commitment to provide unwavering service to our Local Union Affiliates and members.” Said Joint Council 25 President Terrence Hancock.

      As president Simmons- Peterson takes on her new role as trustee she will become the boards first African American female board member in it’s over 100-year history.

      Mrs.  Simmons-Peterson has garnered many “firsts”.  In 2013 Mrs. Simmons-Peterson became the first African American female to be elected as President of Teamsters Local 743. In January of 2016, Simmons-Peterson was appointed as the first African American female to serve on the Teamsters Volunteer in Politics (T.V.I.P) Committee which convenes monthly to review and provide financial support to political candidates for state and local office who support the interests or organized labor.

      .  “I am both honored and excited, but I also understand the weight of the commitment and responsibility to our local affiliates and members. “says Local 743 President Debra Simmons-Peterson, The history of Joint Council 25 is a powerful legacy of empowerment, equality and justice for over 100 years and I am eager to work with the fellow board members as we work together to fulfill our commitment to provide great service to the members of Joint Council 25. 

      TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25's Executive Board is comprised of elected officials from Joint Council 25's local affiliates. representing more than 100,000 men and women with 25 local union affiliates.

      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

      ***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike. The contract will be up for a vote Tuesday, which includes full retro pay and all workers returning back to work.

      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

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