The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Teamsters Union is focused on providing our affiliate locals, 1.4 million members, and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time.
Many Teamster members across multiple industries are seeing the effects of the widespread transmission of the disease caused by the virus, known as COVID-19. These workers are at increased risk if they frequently interact with potentially infected or infected individuals.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It’s important to note that many companies file Chapter 11 in an effort to reorganize their debt and capital structure to facilitate a sale to a strategic/industry buyer or to a financial buyer with the goal to continue operating its core lines of business – and one of those options appears to be the case here.
The Teamsters Dairy Conference will continue to update Local Unions and our nearly 5,000 Teamster members working at Dean Foods on key developments in the bankruptcy case. We will post relevant newsletters, articles and key dates in this space.
Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!
Please mark your calendar for the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee First Quarter Membership Meeting which will be held on Saturday February 15, 2020. The meeting will be held from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. at Teamsters Local 743, located at 4620 South Tripp, Chicago IL, 60632.
The Committee is teaming up with the Chicago Period Project, a non-profit organization that looks to empower homeless women throughout Chicago, by providing them with feminine hygiene products and allow them to experience their periods with dignity and respect.
We are seeking donations of feminine hygiene products, women underwear, disposable wipes, hand sanitizer etc. You may view the complete list of products on Amazon/Chicago Period Project Wish List.
This will be your first chance to enter the raffle to win airfare and accommodations to the 2020 Teamsters Women’s Conference that will be held in September in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner and alternate will be drawn at our Second Quarter Membership Meeting that will be held in the Spring.
*Winner need not be present. You must be a current member of the Women’s Committee to be eligible for the raffle.
For questions or more information please contact Tracy Reed 773-220-9398
Here’s wishing you a promising and fulfilling New Year!