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 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.
A virtual training program will be offered by the DePaul Labor Education Center on Saturday, July 31 from 10 am-12 pm. The workshop is called "Best and Worst Grievance Handling Practices.”
It will be facilitated by Richard de Vries, a 25-year Union Representative with Teamsters 705. In this interactive training, he will share video clip examples of common grievance handling mishaps and talk through ways to improve your advocacy for members. He will also give tips on how to better investigate grievances and be prepared for potential arbitrations. You can register here and a Zoom link will be shared closer to the event.
Big Corporations like Alden Global Capital have gone around purchasing Newspapers and slowly draining the profits and killing the news and the employees that work for the paper. Newspapers are more than just a simple printed material. They report on local and world news that is not biased or controlled by any faction, not like information reported on social media outlets.
On Saturday, May 15th Local 458M rallied with our Chicago Tribune Members along with other Labor Unions to show Alden Global Capital that the Tribune employees are not alone and will not allow our friends to be pushed around. Over 100 employees rallied in front of the Freedom Center in the hope to stop the sale of the Tribune to this investment group.
We need to work hard to protect the jobs at the Chicago Tribune, it is a staple of our city!
Click on the following link to sign the petition to save local news: https://www.savelocalnews.net/
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.