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.
In the recent GCC/IBT Graphic Communicator there is an article titled "With $1.7 Billion Bailout, Biden Backs GCC Retirees". It has confused many of our retirees.
This article states that it pertains ONLY to EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTED PENSION FUNDS, which are the only the following funds:
Graphic Arts Joint Pension Fund
GCC/IBT National Pension Fund
GCIU Employer Retirement Fund "West Coast"
NOT THE TMRP aka "Inter-local Pension Fund"
Our pensions did not go to PBGC, so the statement "pensions restored and receive back pay" does not pertain to our members.
We should thank President Biden for supporting union pension fund benefits. Let us keep this in mind next time we go to the polls.
Please review your bank statements or your yearly tax statements if you are not sure which pension you receive on a monthly basis. The Local Office does not have records based on your monthly dollar amounts.
To give Local 458M Members options, we will offer Wednesday Meetings via Zoom, and Saturday Meetings will be in person for the second half of 2022.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at American Legion
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Meeting ID: 856 7240 3020
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 814 5167 7240
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at American Legion
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 881 2762 3036Zoom Meeting * Members who wish to attend the meeting must register at least (1) day in advance. To register all you need to:
Members are asked to provide information, so that the union may verify membership and eligibility to attend the meeting. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you will receive an email with an invitation to join the zoom meeting. Please note that zoom invitations for each attendee will be limited to one electronic device only. Do not attempt to use your invitation more than once.Saturday Meeting Location American Legion Post 76 is located at 570 S. Gary Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188
- Go to www.zoom.com
- Click on “Join a meeting”
- Type in the “Meeting ID”
- Fill in your Registration Information
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.
Visit their website at https://www.teamstermrp.org/ Let us know what you think!