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Upcoming Events
Local 568M Meeting
Nov 04, 2018
AFL CIO 400 NE Jefferson Peoria IL 61601
Local 458M Executive Board Meeting
Nov 07, 2018
Carol Stream Office
Local 458M Membership Meeting
Nov 10, 2018
American Legion Post 76 570 S Gary Ave Carol Stream IL 60188
Office Closed - Veterans Day
Nov 12, 2018
Local 568M Meeting
Dec 02, 2018
AFL CIO 400 NE Jefferson Peoria IL
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  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.


Teamsters District Council 4 is made up of  hard-working men and women throughout the state of Illinois and Indiana, we are an affiliation of members of  Local 458M and Local 568M.  Our members are diverse and traditional in the Graphic Industry, we represent from Garment Stitchers to Newspaper Pressman our strength is found in our diversity in our trade! 

Teamsters District Council 4 represents its members through our Local Union Officers, Local Union Stewards, and Local Executive Boards. Our Union has been active for over 100 years in the Chicagoland area and we are proud of our history and knowledge in the Graphic Industry.  Having the International Brotherhood of Teamsters behind us we work to negotiate the best contracts possible and to provide the strongest day-to-day union representation for our members.


The GCC/IBT District Council 4 Health & Welfare Fund encourages eligible members and their spouse to participate in our annual Preventive Care Exam program.

Each participant will receive a $100 Gift Card, provided by your Health Fund!

Appointment slots are available for you now – and the exam is covered at 100%!

See the video above to learn more about our new Preventive Care Program.

To make an appointment, call Health Dynamics at 414-443-0200 (option 5) – or use the Locations Link below to find the examination site that suits you best and call them directly.


As a Union Member you are elgible for services at a discounted rate, Scholarships and much more to view what benefits you are eligible for please click on the following link:

What's New
Stand by your Union on Election Day
Get out and Vote!

Brothers and Sisters,


EARLY VOTING begins this week all over the country. As most of you know by now UNIONS have been under attack

heavily since the 1980's and is continuing to this day. Most REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS and CORPORATE AMERICA

now have their eyes set on ORGANIZED LABOR AS A WHOLE now that they have total control over the NLRB and the



We had a chance in 2010 to begin getting health care costs under control which, IN TIME would have helped UNION MEMBERS

with better benefits and reduce costs for their company and their workers, this also would have helped all of working Americans

and their employers. Somehow or another most of the REPUBLICAN PARTY and CORPORATE AMERICA felt like this is very bad

for all workers who currently pay up to $200 per pay check for HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. Instead of CONGRESS working together to fix the broken parts of the ACA in 2010 the republicans VOWED to DESTROY it and PROMISE something BIGGER and BETTER than EVER BEFORE and CHEAPER.  (How's that working out for all of us now)?


WE need to VOTE for People who support the overall good and wellbeing of all AMERICANS. 


Research your Politicians in your state and see who works to help all AMERICANS. VOTE!


Thank you,

Mike Huggins

GCC/IBT Conference Rep

Election Calendar

October 9:       Regular Voting Registration ends

October 10:     Voting begins

October 21:     Online voter registration ends

November 1:   Last day for absentee ballot Appl.

November 5:   Early voting ends

November 6:   Election Day (Polls - Open 6:00 a.m. / Close 7:00 p.m.)

Flu Season is Here

Yes, the season begins in October and stays active until February.

Make sure you get your flu shot as soon as possible to avoid any future medical issues.

The Chicago Graphic Arts Health & Welfare has supplied a coupon for Mariano’s flu shot services.

If you are a member of the Union Health Care you are eligible to take advantage of this great discount!

Download: CGA_Flu_Voucher_2018.pdf
Local 568M Election

Local 568M Officer Election ballots have been placed in the mail.

Please vote and return your ballot according to the instructions in the packet. If you do not receive a ballot, please contact the District Council 4 office at (630) 668-4337 to request a duplicate ballot. The only votes casted by members in good standing will be counted, so if you are unsure of your standing please ask your steward or contact the District Council 4 Office.  

This is an important decision that we would like all Local 568M members in good standing to participate in. 


The Leslie Marshall Show: A nationally-syndicated radio show hosted by Leslie Marshall. Her show frequently highlights issues of concern to unions and working families across the country.

The Union Edge Show: hosted by Charles Showalter, this daily show based in Pittsburgh and available on-line features topics that are important to the middle class and members of labor unions.

Workers Independent News: a national radio show based in Madison, Wisconsin, the site of one of the largest civil actions against a state governor, this daily program recently featured Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, in an interview discussing the political landscape.

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