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Teamsters Local 743 Officers & Staff
"Have A Voice".....
Proud History. Bright Future.
Continuing a strong legacy of advocacy for our membership.
Teamsters Local 743 President
Debra Simmons-Peterson
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Reviewing contract issues, concerns and health insurance.
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Local 743 members are diverse and in demand.
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Local 743 members attending a rally.
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Members hard at working creating entertainment's top honor.
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Support your Local 743 by attending monthly membership meetings.
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Your Local 743 office always keeps you informed!
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Alex Ramirez & Tracy Reed
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... including the Y-Me® Breast Cancer Walk & more!
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First Monday of each month at 743 headquarters


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.

Special Message From President Debra Simmons-Peterson

" ...I know we are facing many challenges, but I also know that our strength relies upon our unity. It is crucial that we all come together at this time and work together as a team."

Connect With Local 743 Online Via Social Media

Our Local 743 social media portals provide instant access to the latest news, resources, events, trainings and community action alerts.

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.

Local 743 Members Raise Voices to Elect New Executive Board

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.

Membership Meetings Suspended for July-Sept

Teamsters Local 743 general membership meetings for the months of July, August and September 2014 will be suspended. The final membership meeting before the summer break will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014.


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