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TEAMSTERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT HOUSE BILL 1727

Brothers and Sisters of Law Enforcement, families of Law Enforcement, and friends of Law Enforcement: Illinois House Representatives Restorative Justice Committee has voted on House Bill 1727. This creates the Bad Apples in Law Enforcement Accountability Act of 2021, which ends qualified immunity for all members of Law Enforcement in the State of Illinois. It […]

Teamsters Push Back on CCDOC Bids

Dear Brother and Sisters: Local 700  is fighting for a preliminary injunction to enjoin Sheriff Tom Dart from recklessly and unsafely conducting department-wide bids on March 29, 2021. Today, the court gave the Sheriff until March 15, 2021 to respond. We will continue to fight for your safety during and after this pandemic.  Stay Safe. Stay […]

Update on Signing of Bill 3653

Illinois Governor J.P. Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law on Monday afternoon, enacting so-called reforms to the criminal justice system which greatly hinder the ability of law enforcement officers to ensure public safety. Though Teamsters Local 700 and its allies in the Illinois General Assembly were able to remove language restricting collective bargaining and […]

Teamsters Win First Round in Battle Over Bids

Teamsters Local 700 is proud to report our hard work has paid off. By standing together, as Teamsters, CCDOC Officers successfully delayed Sheriff Dart’s unfair bid proposal. One week after Teamsters Local 700 filed an injunction, Sheriff Dart announced today that the bids will be delayed until March 29. Teamsters Local 700 is the only […]

Teamsters Local 700 President Ramon D. Williams Moves forward Against Sheriff Dart’s Harmful Bid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2021 Communications Department Teamsters Local 700 1-847-939-9700 info@teamsterslocal700.com Teamsters Local 700 President Ramon D. Williams Moves forward Against Sheriff Dart’s Harmful Bid Chicago: Once again, the Sheriff is using his emergency powers to put officers in harm’s way along with attempting to diminish your rights as officers. Teamsters Local 700 […]

Teamsters Local 700 President Ramon D. Williams Demanding Sheriff Dart Revise the Upcoming Bid Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2021 Communications Department Teamsters Local 700 1-847-939-9700 info@teamsterslocal700.com Teamsters Local 700 President Ramon D. Williams Demanding Sheriff Dart Revise the Upcoming Bid Process Chicago, IL: Teamsters Local 700 demands Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart revise the upcoming bid at the Cook County Department of Corrections. The reduction of bids in […]

Teamsters Local 700 Will Continue to Fight HB 3653, Calls on Governor to Veto

Brothers and Sisters, The direct efforts of Teamsters Local 700 has led to the removal of language eliminating qualified immunity and collective bargaining for peace officers in House Bill 3653. Unfortunately, the bill passed this morning in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly, winning approval in the State House by only one vote. We […]

UPDATE: Teamsters Step Up the Fight to Oppose HB 3653

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 […]

Teamsters Local 700 Opposes “Dangerous Policy Changes” of Amendment #2 to House Bill 163

Brothers and Sisters, I am writing today to keep our brave and loyal Teamsters Local 700 Law Enforcement Officers up to date on our efforts to oppose a dangerous bill being discussed right now in the Illinois General Assembly and prevent harmful portions of it from moving forward. Teamsters Local 700 is working with our […]

Resolutions filed in Illinois House and Senate to honor CCDOC Officers

State Capitol of Illinois in Springfield. State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-Chicago) and State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) have each filed resolutions to honor the hard work and sacrifices made by Cook County Department of Corrections Officers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The resolutions honor the six CCDOC officers and one sheriff’s deputy who lost […]

Survey Shows Sheriff’s Failure to Protect the Jail and Its Employees

A recent survey conducted by Teamsters Local 700 in reveals that Sheriff Tom Dart is failing to protect his employees inside the Cook County jail.  The survey reveals he is failing to provide Officers with Personal Protective Equipment prior to the start of their shifts, and forcing some officers to work multiple 16-hour shifts per […]

Meet the CCDOC Teamsters Bargaining Team

As negotiations continue at CCDOC, the rank-and-file Teamster members and stewards on the bargaining team wanted to update their fellow officers on the fight to bring change under a strong union contract. Below you’ll find information about each committee member, including what divisions they have worked while at the jail and what they’re fighting for […]

Local 700 Wins Hazard Bonus for Officers at the Cook County Jail

Huge news: Every CCDOC Corrections Officer will receive a $1,250 hazard pay bonus—all together, that’s $3.75 million dollars for members who have put so much on the line to protect our community. This bonus is a major win. And as we continue to bargain our new contract, we’ll be working to deliver contractually-guaranteed hazard pay. […]

The Real Story of COVID-19 and the Cook County Jail

Over 2,500 Officers at the Cook County Department of Corrections have been victims of Sheriff Tom Dart’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Cook County Jail. By failing to provide PPE and adhere to CDC guidelines at the beginning of the outbreak, Sheriff Dart caused 500+ jail staff to become infected with COVID-19; to […]

Sheriff Dart Silent as COVID-19 Cases Among CCDOC Officers on the Rise

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has not issued any new guidelines or safety measures as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in October. As cases among Cook County Department of CorrectionsOfficers are on the rise and another Officer passed away due to COVID-19 in recent weeks, the Sheriff refuses to enact stricter safety measures to protect […]

Teamsters Local 700 President Ramon D. Williams Testimony Read Before the Cook County Board Of Commissioners

The testimony was read before the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday October 22nd. Full Testimony below. Teamsters-Local-700-CCDoC-Testimony-9_22.20Download

Fact Checking Sheriff Dart’s WGN Interview on 9/22/20

Sheriff Tom Dart fumbles through doubletalk and blatant lies regarding Covid-19 in the Cook County Jail and the dangers posed to the officers who work there.

Mother of Sheila Rivera, CCDOC Officer Who Died from Complications Related to Covid-19, Shares Memories of Her Daughter

Rita Mattera, whose daughter was a Cook County corrections officer who died from complications related to coronavirus, said her daughter was a very caring person who touched countless lives through many acts of kindness. “At the funeral one of her co-workers came up to me and asked, ‘Did you teach her how to make bracelets?’” […]

Teamsters Appeal Ruling Against Cook County Department of Corrections Officers Excluded from 2019 Roll Call Bonus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Noelle Hardy, noelleh@teamsterslocal700.com, 847-939-9707 Teamsters Appeal Ruling Against Cook County Department of Corrections Officers Excluded from 2019 Roll Call Bonus CHICAGO – In 2019 the Cook County Sheriff’s Office arbitrarily excluded hundreds of CCDOC Officers from receiving a Roll Call Bonus. Local 700 immediately filed a grievance with the employer against […]

Teamsters Local 700 Secures Release of Delayed Roll Call Bonus for Cook County Department of Corrections Officers; Demands Sheriff Issue Timely Payments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Noelle Hardy, noelleh@teamsterslocal700.com, 847-939-9707 Teamsters Local 700 Secures Release of Delayed Roll Call Bonus for Cook County Department of Corrections Officers; Demands Sheriff Issue Timely Payments  CHICAGO – The anticipated Roll Call Bonus for CCDOC Sheriffs was issued today. Officers fending off the threat of Covid-19, in addition to other challenges they […]

Teamsters Local 700 Announces the Start of Contract Negotiations with Cook County Sheriff’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Noelle Hardy, noelleh@teamsterslocal700.com Teamsters Local 700 Announces the Start of Contract Negotiations with Cook County Sheriff’s Office as Correctional Officers Demand Fair Pay and Dignity on the Job Chicago, IL – Teamsters Local 700 announced the start of negotiations for a new contract at the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) in Chicago, on […]

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 700 PROVIDES CONTRACT UPDATE TO COOK COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS

Members of Local 700 joined virtual meetings this morning and evening to get an update about negotiations for a new contract at the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) in Chicago. “You are all essential workers and you are all on the front lines of this pandemic and you deserve to be protected,” said Ramon Williams, […]

CCDOC Teamsters Step Up the Fight for Hazard Pay

This past April, the Cook County Jail was named a Covid-19 Hotspot. As the Novel Coronavirus rebounds, the Jail and it’s Officers are still uniquely vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19. Teamsters are demanding that CCDOC Officers are protected on the job. It’s time for Cook County to acknowledge that ALL officers are essential workers […]

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