Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa (left) addresses the importance of the Military Assistance Program.
American Legion: Teamsters Are Improving Military-to-Civilian Shift
01.26.15 Starting this year, the Teamsters Union will begin offering civilian CDL training to enlisted military truck drivers. The training-to-placement program will set up shop on military bases and offer drivers the opportunity to earn their civilian CDLs before they are discharged. “Our industry is in dire need of truck drivers,” says James P. Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We certainly want to transition these talented individuals from the military to private industry.” Along the union's Military Assistance Program, the new efforts will continue to strengthen the Teamsters' overall initiative to create and sustain more good-paying jobs for more American veterans.
Teamsters Make Endorsements for Chicago General Election Feb. 24
01.22.15 — Download List of Endorsements for Election Day
Joint Council 25 has endorsed more than 45 candidates in the 2015 Chicago General Municipal Election on Tuesday, Feb. 24, including Mayor Emanuel and more than 40 aldermen.
School Bus Drivers, Mechanics Ratify First Teamsters Contract
01.20.15 — North Boone School District Drivers Join Local 325
Thirty bus drivers and mechanics with North Boone District 200 ratified their first contract as members of Local 325.
Thanks to Union Benefits, Chicago Parking Teamster Fulfills Dreams
01.16.15 — Member Profile: Local 727's Berhane Hailemichael
Hailemichael has filled myriad roles throughout his life. Freedom fighter. Refugee. Husband. Father. Student. Teamster.
Teamsters Ratify Contracts for Oak Forest Public Works, Clerical Staff
01.16.15 — Local 700 Secures Strong Wages for 30 Members
Members of Local 700 working in Oak Forest ratified two contracts to protect benefits for clerical and public works staff.


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