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      The goal of the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee is to strengthen positive representation for Teamster women throughout the union. The committee is encouraged to organize Teamster initiatives and coordinate Teamster activities, including regular support of charitable organizations and training opportunities for rank-and-file members.

      Participating committee members are part of an organization established to unite Teamster women to address their concerns and issues in the workplace; to promote women’s involvement across all levels of the Teamsters Union; to foster better relationships and communication between members; and to build solidarity within the union.

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      Do not forget our Annual Health Fair will be on Saturday, November 12, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Local 743 located at 4620 S. Tripp Ave. Chicago Illinois.

      The following will be speaking at our Health Fair:

      Speaking at 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      Brian Alston - Chef (Healthy Cooking Demonstration)

      Speaking at 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

      Make-Up Demonstration by MakeUp Fetish Studio

      Speaking 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

      Priscilla Q. Williams (Motivational Speaker)

      www.priscillaqwilliams.com

      We will be serving Tacos from Atotonilco and other refreshments.

      Also, do not forget we will be collecting coats for Clara's House Shelter.

      The 2016 Teamsters Women’s Conference kicked off Thursday in Hollywood, California, where more than 1,300 Teamsters have gathered in the spirit of sisterhood and solidarity. The annual three-day conference provides an opportunity for education and empowerment for Teamsters from throughout North America.

      Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, commended the conference participants on their enthusiasm and commitment, and called on them to lead the way in strengthening the union.

      Equal Pay was the defining theme of the general sessions.

      On Friday, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and Local 2010 Secretary-Treasurer Jason Rabinowitz led hundreds of Teamster women on a march through Hollywood in support of University of California (UC) Teamsters seeking a fair contract. 

      Teamsters Local 2010 represents 14,000 critical support staff who work at University of California campuses statewide. More than 80 percent of the Teamsters are women, and about 63 percent are people of color. The UC system has for decades been driving down frontline workers’ pay, while giving raises to its senior executives.

      The UC system has for decades been driving down frontline workers’ pay, while giving raises to its senior executives.

      The Teamsters Women’s Conference continued on its second day Friday with an address from Teamsters General-Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall. Hall reported on the union’s strong financial outlook, which enables it to fight for the rights of workers, and he discussed the importance of voting in the U.S. presidential election.

      “It’s past time that we have a woman who is president of the United States of America,” Hall said to loud applause.

      The 2016 Teamsters Women’s Conference wrapped up its final day in Hollywood, Calif., on Saturday with an address from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti called the Teamster women “stars,” referencing the location of the conference and the theme of the conference, “Lights, Camera…Teamster Women in Action.”

      Teamsters are also getting involved in communities through the International Teamsters Women’s Caucus. Betty Rose Fischer, principal officer of Local 538 in Pennsylvania, announced the results of the annual school supply drive. In addition to supplies, the caucus collected $2,266 and counting from Teamsters to benefit the Samuel Gompers Middle School in Los Angeles.

      Over $15,000 and counting was collected during the conference to support brothers with the Electrical Trades Union in Australia who are on strike at SAB Miller, which will become part of InBev, following the upcoming merger.

      The 2017 Teamsters Women’s Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas.


      We are asking for donations of adult and children’s coats.  

      Please bring your donations to the JC 25 Women’s Committee Health Fair on November 12, 2016 at Teamsters Local 743.

      The JC 25 Women’s Committee will be holding their annual Health Fair the theme is ‘Mind, Body & Soul’.  This event will be set up Conference style to allow Teamster Members to experience this type of set up.  We will have an exhibit area as well as some breakout sessions that will address a variety of important topics. 

      We are taking advantage at this event to collect new or gently used coats that will be donated to Clara’s House in Chicago.  Clara’s House Shelter is an organization that provides services to homeless and neglected women.  We will be collecting coats from 10:00 a.m. thru 2:00 p.m.

      Any member who brings a new or gently used coat will receive an extra door prize raffle ticket!

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