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!
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.
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.
One of our goals is to make aware of the benefits our members have as Union Members.
At the May Membership Meeting our representative for American Income Life Sue Gilbert addressed our attending members. American Income Life is an insurance provider who employ union members to service fellow union brothers and sisters. They are very involved within the Labor Movement and support all union activities by walking strike lines to donating for an event. Some of our members requested Ms. Gilbert to inform their Customer Service to not be so aggressive when calling and setting up appointments.
President Consolino reported on the current status of the Pension Plans and on some of our shops. He also informed the attending members on local activities and the need to increase attendance.
Vice President Reissenweber reported on the importance of having beneficiaries listed on their account. Many of our members have deceased parents and first wives and sometimes the wrong people receive the member’s benefits.
President Consolino and Vice President Reissenweber were honored to award Member Joseph Sora with his 50-year Union Membership Pin. Brother Sora was initiated on October 1965 while employed at Alden Press and stayed there until his retirement in 2006. Also awarded was Arthur B. Schmit, he was awarded with a 65-year watch. Brother Schmit was initiated in 1959 and served as the Director of the Graphic Arts Institute since 1989, a couple of the school instructors were in attendance to celebrate his dedicated union service.
We wrapped up the meeting with great raffles, 50/50 and of course we had the membership raffle.
The winner of the membership raffle was Gerardo Escalante from SG 360 Broadview, which was not in attendance therefore the raffle rolls up to $575.00 for September!
We thank all members who came out to our meeting and if you have not attended one make sure to come out!
Our next Saturday meeting will be on September 14, 2019 and we are happy to announce that we will be honoring the following Service Pins:
District Council 4 has been working diligently in getting all our contracts ratified and out to our members.
We had some contracts that were still pending from last year and we were finally able to finalize them in the first couple of months of this year.
NWI Print Pro is one of our printers that is in Crown Point, Indiana (website: www.nwiprintpro.com). This Local 458M shop focuses on exterior/ interior signage, vehicle graphics, table covers, trade show displays, banners, doors/windows graphics, and so much more! All printed material and installation are done by Local 458M members. We are were happy to ratify a 3-year term agreement that reflected a wage increase upon ratification.
Bond Brothers is one of our printers that is in Lyons, Illinois (website: www.bondbrothers.net). This Local 458M shop services include business forms (checks, invoices, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, etc.), buttons, stickers, and so much more. We were happy to ratify a 3-year term that included a wage increase for the first (2) years of the CBA term.
Progress Printing is one of our female owned printers that is located in Chicago, Illinois (website: www.progressprintcorp.com). This Local 458M shop services include design services, letterhead, business cards, flyers, pamphlets, envelopes, holiday cards, stickers, etc. We were happy to ratify a 3-year term that included a wage increase for each year of the CBA term.
Upon ratification we will present all the members a copy of their agreement along with an Informational Membership Package that will also include literature on other contractual benefits.
District Council 4’s primary goal is to diligently negotiate a contract that will meet our members needs.
If you have question on the status of your Shop Agreement please feel to contact one of our officers at the local office.
This service is offered to the members who are part of the Union's Health & Welfare Program.
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 at414-443-0200(option 5) – or use the Locations Link below to find the examination site that suits you best and call them directly.
UNION DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
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: https://www.unionplus.org/
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.