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Continuing a strong legacy of advocacy for our membership.
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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 more than 11,000 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.

St. Regis Rally No Longer Necessary Due To Successful Negotiations

The St. Regis Crystal rally, scheduled for Monday, February 24th, has been cancelled by Local 743 President Debra Simmons-Peterson, due to both parties reaching an agreement to bargain in good faith on behalf of the membership, with both seniority and vacation pay being addressed during the discussions. "It was a successful situation," says President Peterson.

Press Release: Local 743 Rally At St. Regis Crystal

Teamsters Local 743 Schedules Rally At St. Regis Crystal In Dispute Of Unsettled RS Owens & CO. Bargaining Agreement Local 743 bargained with R.S. Owens regarding closing and termination of employment, yet the issue of vacation pay remains unresolved. CHICAGO, IL -- Teamsters Local 743 had a collective bargaining agreement with RS Owens & Company, Inc.

Local 743 Members Raise Voices to Elect New Executive Board

On Jan. 1, the membership of Teamsters Local 743 made a powerful and progressive statement for the future by electing new leadership with the Have A Voice Slate. The re-established Local 743 Executive Board, led by President Debra Simmons-Peterson, took the oath of office and was formally seated after the New Year.

Academy Award Maker Denies Earned Benefits to Workers

R.S. Owens, the Chicago company that’s produced Hollywood’s coveted Oscar statues for decades, is refusing to compensate its former workforce for nearly a year of earned vacation benefits.

Teamsters Local 743 Awards $36,000 in President's Scholarships

Thirty-six sons and daughters of Teamsters Local 743 members were awarded the President’s Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement during the local’s general membership meeting on Monday, June 3.


Local 743 Members who have a child that is graduating from High School in 2014 are eligible to apply for the following scholarships.  

Teamsters Local 743 President’s Scholarship
** Deadline to apply: April 25, 2014
** Click to download application

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