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      Monthly Membership Meetings

      Monthly Membership Meeting Temporary  Location Change Please be advised that due to  construction at theTeamster Local 743 offices, the October 2nd, November 6th and December 4th  Monthly Membership Meetings will be held at Teamster City, Lower Level. Located at 300 S. Ashland Chicago Il, 60607.
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      Local 743 Union Stewards attend Joint Council 25 annual Stewards Training

      Teamsters Local 743 Stewards attend Joint Council 25 Annual Stewards Training Several dozen local 743 stewards attended the Joint Council 25 Annual Stewards Training on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Joint Council 25 in Park Ridge Illinois. John Magna from Illinois Advocates and Labor and employment practitioner John R. Bielski from Pennsylvania were the class instructors.
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      MEMBER HOTLINE

      ***MEMBER 24 HOUR HOTLINE*** Teamsters Local 743 now has a 24 hour designated phone line for members to call when there is an issue or concern on your worksite. Members can leave messages 24 hours a day seven days a week.
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      School Supply Drive

      Teamsters Joint Council 25 Womens Committee and the Teamsters Black Caucus host a School Supply Drive Joint Council 25 Women's Committee and the Teamsters Black Caucus are teaming up to host a School Supply Drive at this years Bud Billiken  Day Parade on Saturday August 12, 2017. Early arrival is suggested. Look for the Teamsters Joint Council Tent.
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      Mission

      For over 70 years, Local 743 has played a pivotal role in the IBT organization.

      Once called the "progressive union," Local 743 has been at the forefront of the battle for workers' rights and civil rights in Chicago and Illinois.

      Local 743 is home to 10,000 hardworking men and women serving health care, mail order, technical and warehouse employees. Local 743 believes that workers are the union. We are committed to putting members first and empowering men and women with the tools to help enrich their lives and their families.

      Teamsters Local 743 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, which represents more than 125,000 hardworking men and women throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana.

      Please be advised that Teamsters Local 743 will be accepting Nominations for The 2017 "Union Steward of the Year" award. This year's winner will be honored at our December 4, 2017 Monthly Membership Meeting at Teamster City at 6:00 pm. NOMINATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED BY E-MAIL OR FAX.
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      Download: Steward of the Year Nomination Form.pdf
      Each year dozens of Teamsters Local 743 members participate in support of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  Walk event at Chicago's Soldiers Field. This year, Local 743 in partnership with Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee has committed to be the Start-Line Sponsor.
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      Download: Breast Cancer Registration 2017 (1).pdf
      Please be advised that  due to construction at the Local 743 offices, the October, November, and December monthly Membership meetings will be held at Teamster City located at 300 S. Ashland, Chicago Il.
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      Teamsters Local 743 Stewards attend Joint Council 25 Annual Stewards Training Several dozen local 743 stewards attended the Joint Council 25 Annual Stewards Training on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Joint Council 25 in Park Ridge Illinois. John Magna from Illinois Advocates and Labor and employment practitioner John R. Bielski from Pennsylvania were the class instructors.
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      The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee will be having their Third Quarter Membership Meeting on Saturday September 9,2017 at the Local 727 Union Hall. Located at 1300 W. Higgins Road suite 220, Park Ridge Illinois. For more information please visit www.teamsterwomen.
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      Bud Billiken Day Parade School Supply Drive Joint Council 25 Women's Committee and the Teamsters Black Caucus are teaming up to host a School Supply Drive at this years Bud Billiken Day Parade on Saturday August 12, 2017.
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      OUR NEWSLETTER IS GOING DIGITAL! As a labor organization, staying connected with our members is very important to Local 743. To save trees and to put more resources towards more programs and initiatives that will improve our members lives, our newsletter is moving towards an electronic format.
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      Congratulations to the 2017 Teamsters Local 743 President's Scholarship Recipients!  Local 743 began this proud tradition more than 50 years ago. In 1960, the local presented it's first scholarships to two students.
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      Teamsters Local 743 2017 President's Scholaship Banquet and Awards Ceremony  Local 743 will presenting the winners of the 2017 President's Scholarship on Monday June 5, 2017 at local 743 Union Hall located at 4620 South Tripp. Please join us in celebrating these amazing young people. The banquet starts at 6:00pm. Ceremony starts at 7:00 pm.
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      Teamsters Local 743 and XSport Fitness are Teaming Up! Teamsters Local 743 and XSport Fitness are coming together to help local 743 members reach their fitness goals. XSport Fitness Corporate Health and Wellness Program is now being offered to local 743 members and their families at a discount. XSport Fitness has state-of-the-art Facilities located throughout the Chicagoland area.
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      March is Women’s History Month, and on March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day.  The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange. Teamster women are certainly no strangers to being bold for change.
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      Teamsters Local 743 conducts Healthcare Stewards Training on Saturday February 17, 2017. Over 60 local 743 stewards attended the Healthcare Stewards Training on Saturday February 17, 2017 at Local 743. Commissioners Tom Jeffery and Emil Totonchi from the FMCS were the instructors.
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      The Regina Polk Women's Leadership Conference will be held on May 3-7, 2017. The Polk School is a multi-day participatory conference that creates an open an invigorating space for rank and file women union activists and community leaders to learn from skilled instructors and one another.
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      Download: ReginaPolk brochure.pdf
      Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, let us honor Clara Day. Clara Day’s contributions to Teamster history and Black History are truly remarkable.
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      Teamsters Now Have Access to The Leading Tax Software

      Did you know that your union dues are tax deductable? Even better news is Teamster hoseholds now have access to a leading branch of tax preparation software, Turbo Tax, at a discount off the price of Federal products when bought through the Teamster page. Visit the Turbo Tax website just for Teamster households and friends for the discount and more details: 



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