The Teamsters Union is fully engaged in fighting HB 3653 (formerly HB 163), which would strip Law Enforcement Officers throughout Illinois of necessary protections like qualified immunity and greatly restrict collective bargaining rights. (Read more here)
Teamsters Joint Council No. 25’s Political Department has been in contact with members of the General Assembly, and will continue to advocate in Springfield on behalf of our members. Teamsters Joint Council President Terrence J. Hancock has been in contact with leadership in both the House and Senate. Executive Officers from Teamster Locals throughout the State have been speaking to their Senators and Representatives, voicing their opposition.
We are exhausting all of our resources to protect the ability of Officers to protect the communities they serve. The Amendment not only endangers the lives of our State’s Law Enforcement Officers, but it threatens the safety and security of each and every individual in the communities they serve.
Now, we need you to reach out to your State Representatives and Senators to demand they oppose this bill in its current form!
Here is a link to look up which elected officials represent your district and their contact info: https://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionOperations/DistrictLocator/AddressFinder.aspx?T=637459474726990369