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JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR TEAMSTERS CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION
The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee is now accepting applications for their annual scholarship awards. The committee will award one $2,500 scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships to members who demonstrate a desire to excel and reach their education goals. Click the link below for more details and to download an application.
All applicants must comply with the following criteria:
JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL FUND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards for the 2017 college freshman class. The deadline for receipt of completed materials is March 30, 2017. Children and grandchildren of active and retired Teamsters who are in their last year of high school and rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class are eligible.
One category of awards totals $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Other awards are one-time $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.
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ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 to honor the memory of former Teamsters General President James R. Hoffa and to increase the availability of educational funding for Teamster family members. The fund awards scholarships to hundreds of students each year through the annual award process and the essay contest.
For more information, contact the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund office at (202) 624-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
teamsters local 700 opposes any right-to-work measures
The following information is provided to Local 700 members to highlight the harms of Right-to-Work (RTW) legislation. Teamsters Local 700 oppose any legislation seeking to make Illinois a "Right-to-Work" state.
What is Right-to-Work (RTW)?
RTW is a power grab by million-or-billionaire CEOs to tip the economic balance even more in the favor of corporate interests at the expense of the middle class. RTW laws are corporate strategies disguised as public policy with the ultimate goal of reducing the collective bargaining power and gutting unions.
RTW laws threaten to:
What is a Fair Share Provision?
Fair share provisions are an agreement between the employer and the union under which all employees in the bargaining unit are required to pay their proportionate share of the costs of the collective bargaining process.
How does Gov. Rauner's Executive Order and lawsuit impact Local 700?
Executive Order: Gov. Rauner filed an executive order that would force unions to cover fair share employees under the union-negotiated contract without receiving a reduced, fair share payment for services.
Lawsuit: Rauner topped his executive order by filing a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against more than 20 unions, including Teamsters Local 700, representing members employed by the State of Illinois with Fair Share Provisions.
What are workforce empowerment zones?
One of Bruce Rauner's first actions as Illinois Governor was proposing workforce empowerment zones across the state. This is a nice title to a dirty trick. These empowerment zones would essentially enact RTW laws locally, driving down local economies and eliminating jobs. Creating these zones is a blatant violation of the constitution.
What are unions doing about RTW in Illinois?
Local 700 has joined with unions across the state to stand strong against Gov. Rauner's attacks on organized labor. All named unions in the governor's lawsuit share the united position that the executive order is unconstitutional and would cause irreparable damage to middle class families and workers in this state.