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Upcoming Events
Office Closed - Labor Day
Sep 03, 2018
Local 458M Executive Board Meeting
Sep 05, 2018
Carol Stream Office
Local 458M Membership Meeting
Sep 08, 2018
American Legion Post 570 S Gary Ave Carol Stream IL 60188
Local 568M Meeting
Sep 09, 2018
AFL/CIO 400 NE Jefferson Peoria IL 61601
Local 458M Executive Board Meeting
Oct 03, 2018
Carol Stream Office
Important Links
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

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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
Pressure Tariffs Apply

Two years ago, a Washington state paper mill was bought by a private equity firm with interests in everything from pizza and urinalysis to car rentals and chemicals. That transaction, little noted at the time, laid the groundwork for what could be a devastating blow to the already-struggling U.S. newspaper industry.

Under its new owner, North Pacific Paper Co. claimed that it faced unfair competition from Canadian paper mills.  The U.S. Commerce Department agreed, recently slapping stiff tariffs on paper that the Canadian mills ship to American newspaper each year. The action has benefited the U.S. mill at least in the short term but its contributing to a huge increase in the price of newsprint.

The tariffs come at a time when the U.S. newspaper business already has lost roughly 30 percent of its subscribers and more than 230,000 jobs because of the recession and readers' growing preference for digital sources of news.  Moreover, the supply of newsprint has shrink due to the closing of many paper mills, also casualties of the turn to digital, and an increased demand for newsprint by publishers in China.  That shortage is contributing to the steep climb in prices.

"It's almost like a perfect storm with what's going on in China and all the capacity taken off the market, and now with these tariffs," said Paul Boyle, a senior president of the News Media Alliance. "It's just whacking the whole newspaper industry."

The alliance, which represents 2,000 U.S. and Canadian newspapers, is among several trade organizations fighting the tariffs.  At least three dozen members of Congress have written to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, warning of the impact on the U.S. newspaper publishing and commercial printing industries that together employ more than 600,000 people.

"By contrast, the tariffs would benefit a single petitioner that employs approximately 260 individuals at one mill." Eight U.S. Senators wrote.

The departure in January imposed preliminary tariffs of up to 9.93 percent on Canadian paper companies.  In March, it imposed an additional 22.16 percent preliminary tariff for dumping on all but two companies. 

(Taken from an article in Printing News) 

Help stop these tariffs by clicking on the following link:

Are you receiving Illinois Campaign Material in the Mail?

The General Illinois State Election is coming up and printed materials are hitting homes, so it is our responsibility to make sure that all the printed materials are being produced by Illinois Union Printers. If you receive any material make sure of the following:

  • Does it have a Labor Union Label? (see below for appearance)


  • Do they have a visible number next to the above image? 

If they do make sure its valid by clicking on the following link Union Printers this will have a list of all the valid union labels. 

If they do not please report this copyright infringement by contacting our local office at (630) 668-4337 or send the printed material to our office at 455 Kehoe Blvd. Ste. 110, Carol Stream IL 60188.  We will make sure any illegal use of our union labels are addressed and dealt with in a legal manner. 

If the printed material does NOT have a union label, please report that as well, so we can contact that candidate to inquire why they are not supporting Illinois Union Printers. 

We all need to protect union jobs and by policing our union labels we are making sure that any illegal use will not be tolerated.  

A note from International Vice President Freeman

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans is holding meetings to discuss the multiemployer pension system and it is important to contact your Congressional offices to urge support of the Butch Lewis Act (HR 4444/ S. 2147). The Butch Lewis Act is the only plan that will provide a path to financial health for troubled pension plans and ensure that retirees and future retirees receive all of the benefits that they earned.


Please contact your member of Congress and encourage them to adopt the Butch Lewis Act by using this link:


          Below you will find another link that takes you to a online petition at simply by clicking on this link:


          Both of the above links should be shared with your contacts because the future of your family and friends already collecting a pension or those hoping to collect a pension in the future depends on fixing the current system.  


  We cannot allow the pension system to fail. We can fix this! Act today and click the above links. Share this with your members.



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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