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Teamsters Local 700 Fights for Fair Cook County Merit Board

(Park Ridge, Ill.) – 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 open court this week that they would no longer conduct hearings or decide cases while Governor Rauner considers recently passed legislative changes to the Board. Because the defendants effectively agreed to the most significant relief sought by the union, a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County saw no need to enter any further orders at that time. However, the judge invited Teamsters Local 700 to come back if anything changed or if the defendants did not live up to the representations made to court.

Teamsters Local 700 Files for Temporary Restraining Order Against Cook County Merit Board

Park Ridge, Ill. – On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the Sheriff and the Merit Board. The motion seeks to prohibit the Merit Board from hearing or deciding any further disciplinary cases of bargaining unit employees unless, and until, the Merit Board is properly constituted. 

Washington City Streets Teamsters with Local 585

Washington, Pa. Teamsters Save A Life

Last summer, eight members of Teamsters Local 585 working for the City of Washington, Pa. went above and beyond the call of duty when they participated in a rescue of a resident, Megan Angelone, that was trapped inside her dilapidated apartment building.

Teamsters Local 700 Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Department of Corrections Members

(PARK RIDGE, Ill.) – 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 members at the Cook County Department of Corrections, including more than 100 members who were previously terminated or suspended by an illegally constituted Merit Board. Members represented by Teamsters Local 700 include correctional officers, investigators and fugitive unit officers.

St. Paul Public Schools Teamsters Ratify Strong Contract

At Minnesota's St. Paul Public Schools, 300 workers work hard each day feeding 39,000 kids. It’s not an easy job, but these nutrition service workers love what they do. Many have memorized thousands of kids’ names and which kids have which food allergy. It’s a population where 72 percent of the kids are eligible for free or reduced-rate lunches and some receive three free meals a day to ensure they get enough to eat.


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