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Mar 25, 2019, 14:09 ET Teamsters Local 700 Not Liable For $2.3 Million Lease Agreement

On March 21, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its decision in 1550 MP Road, LLC v. Teamster Local Union No. 700 in favor of Teamsters Local...


Oct 19, 2018, 17:21 ET Illinois Dept. of Transportation Violates Collective Bargaining Agreement with Teamsters Local 700

On Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, Teamsters Local 700 Business Agent TJ Wilcox received notification from IDOT that he was no longer permitted to enter the...


Jan 14, 2018, 11:07 ET Teamsters Local 700 City of Chicago Members Vote to Ratify Five-Year Agreement

Teamsters Local 700 members who are employed with the City of Chicago have voted to ratify a new five-year contract that will now go before City...


Nov 30, 2017, 10:04 ET Cook County Merit Board Agrees to Suspend Hearings While Awaiting Legislative Changes

Facing a challenge by Teamsters Local 700 to the Cook County Merit Board's ability to function, attorneys for the Sheriff and the Board agreed in...


Nov 21, 2017, 10:46 ET Teamsters Local 700 Files for Temporary Restraining Order Against Cook County Merit Board

On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court of...


Nov 02, 2017, 14:28 ET Teamsters Local 700 Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Department of Corrections Members

Teamsters Local 700 filed a lawsuit on Oct. 27, 2017 against multiple parties of Cook County government on behalf of the approximate 3,400 union...


Apr 27, 2017, 15:29 ET Teamsters Honor Workers On May Day

The May Day event scheduled for May 1 in Chicago is supposed to be a celebration of International Workers' Day, a day to empower the middle class to...


Feb 06, 2017, 11:55 ET Teamsters Local 700 Files Unfair Labor Practice Against Grundy County Sheriff And Grundy County

On Feb. 1, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed an unfair labor practice with the Illinois Labor Relations Board against the Grundy County Sheriff and...


Dec 20, 2016, 03:59 ET Teamsters Continue Fight For Safety Of Grundy County Correctional Officers

The correctional officers at the Grundy County Department of Corrections are being forced to individually transfer dangerous inmates in and out of...


Sep 21, 2016, 02:05 ET Teamsters Local 700 Continues to Fight for Lake County Correctional Officers

Lake County correctional officers are being forced to work overtime, enduring 16-hour shifts - more than once a week in some cases - causing yet...


Nov 05, 2015, 02:26 ET Local 700 Files Unfair Labor Practice Against Village Of Summit

Teamsters Local 700 represents 31 hardworking firefighters and paramedics at the Summit Fire Department whose jobs are on the line as the Village of...


Nov 10, 2014, 11:57 ET Teamsters Local 700 President Becky Strzechowski Comments On Sun-Times Ad

"The union's efforts to bring attention to problems that correctional officers face is not unfortunate as Ms. Smith asserts. What is unfortunate is...


Jul 24, 2014, 03:07 ET Teamsters Grievance Prompts Cook County Sheriff to Conduct Manpower Study

Teamsters Local 700, Cook County's largest public employee union, has learned the Sheriff's Office has enlisted college-age interns to oversee a...


Jul 18, 2012, 05:53 ET Teamsters Fight Poor, Degraded Working and Living Conditions in Cook County Jail

During the most extreme heat wave the City of Chicago has seen in over 100 years, Officers at the Cook County Department of Corrections were doing...


May 26, 2011, 11:46 ET Illinois House Considers Unconstitutional Pension Bill

An amendment filed to Senate Bill 512 in the Illinois House of Representatives on May 25 aims to reform the current pension system. Affecting most...


Apr 01, 2011, 12:53 ET Inspector General Report Misrepresentative of Local 700 Members, Full of Glaring Inaccuracies

After reviewing hand-selected complaints and speaking with City of Chicago managers who are looking to protect their own jobs, Inspector General...


Apr 01, 2011, 07:01 ET City of Chicago Grossly Overestimates Absentee Rate by Roughly 900 Percent

Misinformation and bad math once again has led City of Chicago leaders to wrongfully blame union workers for the budget shortfalls the City is facing....


Feb 17, 2011, 04:07 ET Dorothy Brown's Bad Math: Cost-Cutting = Raises for Cronies

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown's new cost-cutting plan will gut front-line workers and slash services, while simultaneously...


Dec 07, 2010, 04:26 ET County Sheriff's Officials Mandate Use of Makeshift 'Daisy Chains'

Cook County Sheriff's Department officials are mandating the use of makeshift "daisy chains" to restrain prisoners at the Criminal Courts Building,...


Dec 01, 2010, 03:59 ET Pension Reform Bill Would Affect New Police, Fire Employees

A new bill passed by the Illinois House of Representatives would bring sweeping changes to police and fire pension systems in Chicago and its...


Nov 30, 2010, 12:15 ET Evanston Council Approves Levy Increase to Fund Pensions

Evanston aldermen last week adopted a 2011 budget, unanimously approving a 3 percent increase in the property tax levy to aid funding to the city's...


Aug 20, 2010, 09:59 ET Local 700 Addresses Deficiencies at Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

With three Chicago police officers being shot and killed over the past few months and with children losing their lives to gunfire on the city's...


Aug 10, 2010, 02:30 ET Local 700 Hosting Rally Highlighting the Need to Stop Violence

Teamsters Local 700 is hosting a rally to highlight the need to stop violence against those in our community from youths to law enforcement employees....


Jul 23, 2010, 04:29 ET Court Rules to Set Aside Over $528,000 to Cover Backpay for Markham Police

The Cook County Circuit Court ordered the City of Markham to set aside more than $528,000 in state-issued bond money and reserves to cover the...


Jul 19, 2010, 10:39 ET City of Markham Owes $500,000 in Backpay to Its Police Officers

The City of Markham owes about $500,000 in backpay to the majority of its police force, which is represented by Teamsters Local 700. (Logo:...