Chicago Local 705 Members Vote on Using Strike Fund for H&W in Crisis

Teamsters in Chicago Local 705 will vote this week on a proposal made by the union's leadership to use between one to two million dollars of the strike fund to extend health care benefits to members laid off as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

705_thumb.jpgMembers are asked to visit Teamster City (1645 W. Jackson, Chicago) through Saturday, April 11. Voting will be conducted on the 7th Floor at the outer office cage.

There will also be a drive-thru option Saturday, April 11, 9am-5pm. People can drive up on Jackson or Ashland. There will be sterile pens and ballots and envelopes and table space available. Even better: people can print their ballot at teamsterslocal705.net, fill it out, seal it in a blank envelope, place that in another envelope with your name and last four of social, and then drop it off.

Local 705 represents thousands of UPS Teamsters, but also thousands of other Teamsters, some of whom face probable layoffs as the crisis unfolds. 

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