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Another Day of Picketing for Local 179
Pickets were up on Thursday, July 31st against Ajax Waste Services at LaFarge for no signed contract.
FAMILY FUN AT LOCAL 179'S FIFTH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
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June 16 - Pickets Up Against Dillon Transport
Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer Greg Elsbree holds a picket sign at the Fiala Aphalt plant against Dillon Transport for no signed contract.
NEED A UNION?
Contact Local 179 Organizer Bob Conners at 815-741-2200. All conversations are kept strictly confidential.
LOCAL 179 STRIKES TRUCKS AT THREE LAFARGE LOCATIONS
Pickets were up on June 2nd. Trucks were picketed for no signed contract.
CONGRESSMAN BILL FOSTER (IL-11) AND LOCAL 179 PRESIDENT TOM FLYNN
A round table discussion regarding the extension of emergency unemployment benefits was held on January 17, 2014. Full story below.
PROUDLY SERVING OUR MEMBERS FOR 111 YEARS.
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JOIN THE TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 RETIREES CLUB TODAY!
Go to the "Take Action!" tab at the top of the page for more information.
Organize Today!
Contact Local 179 Organizer Bob Conners by going to the Organize Today module at the right or call (815) 741-2200.

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Teamsters at Work (P.T. Ferro Construction)

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NEED A UNION? BECOME A PROUD MEMBER OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179!

FOR INFORMATION ON ORGANIZING YOUR WORKPLACE, CONTACT TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ORGANIZER BOB CONNERS AT (815) 741-2200.  ALL CONVERSATIONS ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

CASH FOR CLASS ESSAY CONTEST!

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced this year's Essay Contest topic:  "The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage.  Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is.
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Organizing Update: Local 179 Files for Representation Election for Workers at Parsec, Inc.

On Monday, June 2nd, Teamsters Local 179 Organizer Bob Conners filed a petition for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on behalf of the approximately 500 employees at Parsec, Inc. intermodal facility located in Elwood and the Parsec maintenance shop located in Chicago.
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MEMBERS AT VULCAN MATERIAL CO. RATIFY FIRST STAND ALONE AGREEMENT

On Thursday, May 29th, Teamsters Local 179 members working at Vulcan Material Co. ratified a quarry agreement after previously being signed to a non-association ready mix agreement. Local 179 Vulcan employees received a 2.75% increase in their full economic package over three years.  They also received an additional $.
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS READY MIX AND MATERIALS CONTRACT RATIFIED

On Monday, April 21st, Teamster locals 179, 301, 330, and 673 narrowly accepted the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials' contract proposal. The new agreement includes seniority protection, full back pay, and guaranteed raises over the next two years. The contract ratification ended a week-long strike and members returned to work on April 22nd.
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Teamsters Nationally Approve YRC Agreement

Teamsters working for YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) have approved a tentative agreement aimed at protecting more than 30,000 jobs. Workers voted this weekend after rejecting a prior company proposal. Teamsters at YRCW approved this latest proposal by a vote of 12,267 to 6,314.  Read the full story on the International Brotherhood of Teamsters website here:  http://teamster.
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Will and Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement Now Available Online
The Area Agreement between the Contractor's Association of Will and Grundy Counties and Teamsters Local 179 is available to Local 179 members who are registered users on the Local 179 website.  The agreement can be viewed, download and printed.  Just click on Member Resources at the top of this page and go to Contracts.
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Local 179 Incumbents Retained

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Local 179 conducted the 2014 Nomination of Officers.  There was no opposition to the current Executive Board and therefore, the following Officers have been re-elected by acclamation:

President/Principal Officer – Tom Flynn (re-elected)

Secretary-Treasurer – Greg Elsbree (re-elected)

Vice President – Christ Richter (re-elected)

Recording Secretary – Jim Babcock (re-elected)

Trustee – Bob Conners (re-elected)

Trustee – Dave Randolph (re-elected)

Trustee – Bob Joly (elected)

The Officers, Trustees and agents of Local 179 wish to thank the membership for their confidence and support.  President Tom Flynn said the he and his staff look forward to proudly serving the Local 179 membership for the next three years.

Members at First Student, Crest Hill Ratify New Agreement

On Friday, August 29th, drivers and monitors at First Student, Crest Hill ratified a new 5-year agreement by an over 2-1 margin.

The new collective bargaining agreement includes yearly pay increases for each step, with senior drivers making over $20.00 per hour in the last year of the contract.  The agreement also includes increases to charter pay and the company matching contribution to the 401k plan.

New grievance panel language was also added.

President Tom Flynn stated that the new First Student agreement is a good contract with good, strong language.

MEMBERS OVERWHELMNGLY RATIFY NEW AREA CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT

Today in an 84-19 vote, members overwhelmingly ratified a new Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement.

The new 3-year collective bargaining agreement includes 9.75% increases over the life of the contract and up to $2,000.00 in bonuses as well as retroactive pay back to June 1, 2014.  The new agreement also puts members into the preferred pension plan and maintains health insurance coverage.

Local 179 President Tom Flynn said that he would like to thank the members for a good turn out and for ratifying a good, solid agreement.

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE!

This year's General Election on November 4th is an important one for Teamster (and all union) members and working families across our state.  If you are not currently registered to vote, we highly encourage you to do so.
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Teamsters Local 179 Host Fifth Annual Membership Picnic Saturday, August 2

It was a fun-filled day at Local 179's Fifth Annual Membership Picnic held Saturday, August 2, in Joliet. Well over 500 members and their families enjoyed plenty of food, drinks and music as well as a photo booth for pictures to remember the day.  Children played in two big jumpies and cooled off on giant water slides.
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Teamsters Ratify New Pipeline Agreement
WASHINGTON – An overwhelming majority of Teamster local unions that represent pipeline construction workers in the United States voted in favor of a new three-year contract, the Teamsters Union announced today. The contract covers about 4,000 Teamsters. To read the full story from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters website, click here:  http://teamster.
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MEMBERS OVERWHELMINGLY ACCEPT MARBA/EXCAVATORS, INC. CONTRACT PROPOSAL

On Wednesday, July 2, the Teamster area construction locals' membership voted overwhelmingly, by an almost 9 to 1 margin, to accept the latest proposal from the MARBA/Excavators, Inc. employers.

The new five year agreement contains good yearly increases as well as a significant signing bonus.  Local 179 MARBA employees voted 100 percent in favor of the agreement.

Now that MARBA has been ratified, Local 179 will be meeting with the Will-Grundy employers as soon as possible to get that collective bargaining agreement done as well.

JOIN TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179!

If you are interested in organizing your workplace, contact Teamsters Local 179 organizer Bob Conners at (815) 741-2200 or complete the Organize Today form in the right column of the home page.  All conversations are kept strictly confidential.

Local 179 Referral List Renewal Reminder

An important reminder to our members who are on the Teamsters Local 179 Referral List:  In order to remain on the list, you must renew your registration, by mail, ninety (90) days from the date of your last registration.  Failure to renew will result in your name being removed from the list until such time that you renew your registration. 

If you have any questions or to inquire your position on the referral list, please feel free to contact our office at (815) 741-2200.

Reminder to Always Keep Your Information Updated

Just a reminder to keep all of your pertinent  information updated with the Local 179 union office.  If you have a change of address, phone number or employer, please notify the union office as soon as possible so that the information on file is accurate. 

Also, If you are a registered user on this website, please make sure your registered user information is updated as well.  Thank you!



Teamsters Military Assistance Program

The Teamsters Military Assistance Program is a disability benefit opportunity available to military veterans and their families through the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  In its brief history, the program has already helped 2,000 Teamsters recoup benefits and additional income owed to them for military service-related disabilities and illnesses.

For more information, please go to Teamsters Military Assistance Program under the Member Resources tab and download the letter from Local 179 President Tom Flynn.  If you are interested in the program, you can also download the Teamsters Military Assistance Program registration form.


 
 
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