Teamsters District Council 4 is made up of hard-working men and women throughout the state of Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Iowa, we are an affiliation of members of Local 458M and Local 568M, and now Local 518M. Our members cover many sections of our industry, and we believe our strength is found in our diversity.
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 Illinois General Primary Election is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28! Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. Before you vote, find where to vote and make an informed voting plan. Make sure you vote for candidates that are really Labor-friendly candidates because they will support your pension and other union benefits. These benefits support your future or current life plans! Put some thought into your vote because who you elect can help or eliminate your union benefits. Staying home and watching TV is also not helping YOU!
So, when your benefits are lessened or not there anymore, do not blame anyone. This is when you take responsibility for your future.Together, we have the power to decide our future — and it's more important than ever that we make our voices heard and participate in every election. Remember that if you encounter any problems voting, call 866-OUR-VOTE or text OUR VOTE to 97779.
Today, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Angie Cowan Hamada to serve as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 13 office. With a Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois, Region 13 is responsible for conducting elections, investigating unfair labor practice charges, and protecting the right of workers to act collectively to improve their wages and working conditions in parts of Illinois and Indiana.
“Angie is a brilliant labor lawyer who has dedicated her career to protecting workers’ rights. The Agency is excited to welcome her to Region 13, where I know she will thrive in her new role leading the Region in fully effectuating the vital mission of the National Labor Relations Act,” said General Counsel Abruzzo.
Ms. Cowan Hamada worked as a partner at Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C., a Chicago labor and employment law firm.
'Angie' has been representing the members of District Council 4 for over 15 years, and we are sad to see her go, but we are extremely proud of her! We believe her career will continue to evolve to best serve the needs of all our workers.
It is with much sadness we are informing all our members that our Retired Local 458M Officer, Mr. Bill Ruby passed away this morning.
Mr. Ruby began his printing career at Wallace Press back in 1961. He was the instructor for Litho Stripping at ‘The Chicago Graphic Arts Institute’ for many years. He was elected as a Business Representative of Local 458M in January of 1994 and served until his retirement in December of 2001.
Mr. Bill Ruby has been part of the Fishing Party Committee of Local 458M as their chairman since the early '60s until 2018. You can always find him at the bar with a beer in hand and a story to tell. He was known for his witty sense of humor and his boisterous laughter.
Local 458M wishes to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. The family is asking for privacy at this time, so please respect their wishes and do not contact them.
Just raise a beer in his name!
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College NOT for you?
In the past, we were taught that you could only earn a livable wage if you went to college, but that is not always true. A union job offers a livable wage with affordable health and welfare benefits and a pension you can look forward to when you get to an age when you are done working. Some of our employers offer Entry-level positions and you are able to move up when you are in the shop.
Carqueville Graphics - (4) 2nd shift positions available - https://www.rrd.com/about/careers
Ft Dearborn - https://www.mcclabel.com/en/about-us/careers
Mittera - https://mittera.com/
Schiele Graphics - https://www.theschielegroup.com/
SG 360 - https://sg360.com/careers/
Peoria Journal Star - https://www.gannett.com/careers/
Questions on any of our jobs, please contact our
officer Kurt Reissenweber at email@example.com or call him at 630-668-4337