Attention Members of Teamsters Local 700:
On Friday, November 5, 2021, Teamsters Local 700 and several other unions in our coalition, filed an action in the Circuit Court of Cook County seeking injunctive relief through a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). If granted, this order would aid in our defense of challenging the City’s unilaterally imposed Vaccination Policy.
This action seeks an injunction against the December 31, 2021 deadline for all employees to be fully vaccinated until we can arbitrate the vaccination policy, in addition to grievances and unfair labor practice charges that Local 700 and the other unions have filed.
As you know, Teamsters Local 700 maintains the position that individual members should decide to vaccinate or elect the testing option, which would not expire or “sunset” at the end of this year.
As we continue to challenge the City’s unilateral imposition of this policy, we will keep you updated, and continue to fight to protect our members – vaccinated and unvaccinated – responsibly and honestly, in the best interests of our members and the communities we serve.
Ramon D. Williams
President, Teamsters Local 700