The first of three Teamsters Local 710 Stewards Trainings took place this past Saturday at the Local 710 Union Hall in Mokena. UPS stewards from Illinois and Indiana turned out en masse to hear presentations by attorneys from Willig, Williams, and Davidson, Illinois Advocates, and Goldberg Weisman Cairo.
The engaging presentations covered many important topics to help our stewards better represent Local 710 members, including workers’ compensation, grievance arbitration, harassment in the workplace, FMLA & ADA, Duty of Fair Representation, social media, and Right-to-Work. Stewards were able to ask pertinent questions they’ve come across at their respective UPS facilities and gain a better understanding of how to handle various situations and provide information to members.
See What Stewards Are Saying
“I loved that it was a business-professional setting, but it wasn’t intimidating, and I felt at home. Even though I was the only one from all the way out in Urbana, I really felt connected to everyone there. The presentations were quite informative. It was good to know, too, that I have people I can contact to help me out with anything I need.”
– Ebony Plummer, Urbana
“I liked [the training] a lot, really. I’ve been doing this for maybe three years, and there’s always something new to learn. All of the presenters were really good. I got a lot of good information about Workers Comp in particular that I know will help out.”
– John Seidel, Peoria
“I thought [the training] was great; there was a lot of helpful information. I really liked that everyone participated right from the beginning. The cool thing about it was that everyone was really open so it felt really friendly. I definitely think stewards should attend this training- they’ll learn a lot!”
-Audra Marzke, Lafayette
The next UPS Stewards training will take place on Saturday, June 6 at Teamsters Local 916 in Springfield. There will also be a training available for all Local 710 stewards at the Local 710 Union Hall in Mokena on Saturday, June 20. For more information on registering for one of these trainings, please click here.
Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.