WHO WE ARE
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.
Zoom Membership Meeting
We will be hosting a virtual membership meeting on Zoom, on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 5:00 PM.
You must register one day in advance for the meeting. After you are registered and verified, you will receive an e-mail with details about joining the Zoom meeting.
Download: Notice of Election 2021 .jpg
The Benevolent Trust Fund of the Graphic Communication Conference recently sent out a letter to all active and retired eligible members.
The mailing is to inform all the members that the benefit has increased as of July 1, 2021, the following is a brief breakdown:
Maximum Members payout is $3,625 (based on years of participation)
The maximum payout for members who retired after January 1, 2017 - $3,625
The maximum payout for members who retired between January 1, 1990- January 1, 2017 - $2,800
The maximum payout for members who retired before January 1, 1990, $2,500
The Conference has included a form to change your beneficiary, but you are not required to complete the enclosed form. If you complete the change form, please mail it to the Local office at 455 Kehoe Blvd. Ste. 110, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
To verify who you have listed as the beneficiary, please contact the local union office at (630) 668-4337 or via email at email@example.com.
We are pleased to share with you the Health Dynamics new “Promo Page!
The Promo Page introduces the HD Program to all members who have not taken advantage of this program. It gives you a glimpse of what services are included and what to expect, and it allows you to find the closest location. In addition, participants in the Health Dynamics Program can earn a $200 Gift Card.
This Promo Page was developed to help encourage members/spouses to start thinking about taking care of their health, which has never been more important. Please click on the following link https://goandknow.healthdynamics.com/home
You must be a member of the Chicago Graphics Health and Welfare to take advantage of this program.
Download: Health Dynamics Form - Personal Doctor.pdf
A number of participants have recently received notices regarding settlement of a class action involving Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Fund receives certain services from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and is reviewing claims the Fund has against Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Fund cannot provide advice to individual participants regarding the settlement. However, because the Fund pays the BCBS fees, and may possess claims against BCBS that it will evaluate and possibly pursue, individuals may conclude they don't need to take further action. www.BCBSsettlement.com can provide additional information. The Fund Office possesses no additional information relevant to individuals' possible claims.