The third of the Teamsters Local 710 Stewards Trainings took place this past Saturday at the union hall in Mokena, Ill. Sixty stewards representing members at 25 different companies turned out en masse to learn about a variety of topics to help with their duties as stewards.
Attorneys Joel Block of Goldberg Weisman Cairo, Emma Rebhorn of Willig, Williams, and Davidson, and Jon Magna of Illinois Advocates gave interactive and knowledgeable presentations. Topics covered included workers’ compensation, grievances and arbitration, Duty of Fair Representation, harassment in the workplace, social media practices, and FMLA and ADA.
The feedback from stewards attending these trainings has been overwhelmingly positive. “I was very impressed from the minute I walked in to the time I walked out,” said Teresa Strocchia, a clerk steward at the UPS Freight facility in South Holland. “To me, it was very worth coming in on an off day. I found the presentations very interesting and the presenters helped me become aware of a lot of things as a steward.”
“It was an extremely rewarding experience with a wealth of knowledge and insight,” said Norman Currence, a road driver and UPS Freight steward at the Palatine facility. “I will definitely use what I learned to be a better steward.”
Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.