Teamsters Local 786
90th Anniversary
Eddie Rizzo, President
    Updated On: Sep 262, 2023


    September 18, 2023

    Notice is hereby given of the nomination and election of the following officers of Local union No. 
    786: President/ Principal Officer, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and 
    three (3) Trustees. The three-year terms of office for these officers will commence on January 1, 
    2024, and conclude on December 31, 2026.


    Nominations will be accepted at a nominations meeting to be held on Monday October 9, 2023, at 7:00 
    PM at the Teamsters Local 705 Auditorium, 328 South Marshfield, Chicago, Illinois. Nomination of 
    Candidates are to be made by a motion of any member in good standing other than the Nominee and 
    seconded by one other member in good standing other than the nominee.

    Nominations should be made orally from the floor of the Nominations Meeting but may also be made by 
    delivering a nomination in writing to the Local 786 Secretary-Treasurer prior to 6:00 PM on October 
    9, 2023. Any written nom­ination must state the name and last four (4) digits of the social 
    security number of the member being nominated, the nominator, and the seconder, as well as the 
    office for which the nomination is being made. The written nomination must be signed and dated by 
    the nominator, the seconder, and the nominee.

    Eligibility to Run for Office

    To be eligible to be nominated for Local Union office, a member must be in continuous good standing 
    in Local Union 786, and actively employed at the craft with the jurisdiction of the Local for 
    twenty-four months prior to the month of nomination. "Continuous good standing" is defined as 
    compliance with the requirements regarding the timely payment of dues, together with no 
    interruptions in active membership because of suspensions, expulsions, withdrawals, transfers or 
    failures to pay fines or assessments.

    A member on dues checkoff will not lose good standing as a result of a delay or default by the 
    employer in sending dues to the Local or because of an employer's failure to make the proper 
    deductions from the member's pay in any month in which the member had any earnings from which 
    deductions could have been made.
    Potential candidates are advised to check the eligibility of themselves, and the eligibility of 
    their nominators and seconders, prior to the Nominations Meeting by submitting a written request to 
    the Local Union 786 Secretary Treasurer.


    The election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all active members and new 
    applicants eligible for membership in Local Union 786 on or about October 17, 2023. Ballots must be 
    received at the designated Post Office Box by 10:00 AM on November 10, 2023. Ballots shall be 
    counted on November 10, 2023, at Teamster City Basement Hall, 300 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago, 
    Illinois at 10:00 AM or as soon thereafter as ballots are retrieved from the designated Post Office 
    Box. Members who have not received a ballot by October 24, 2023, should call the Local Union Office 
    at (312) 666-2750.

    Instructions for the completion of the ballot will be enclosed in the ballot package. This is a 
    secret ballot vote. You should mark your ballot in private and mail your ballot, sealed in the 
    secret ballot envelope, to the designated Post Office Box in the provided envelope. Do not give 
    your ballot to anyone.

    Nomination and Election Rules shall be in accordance with the By-Laws of Teamsters Local Union No. 
    786, the Constitution of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and in accordance with 
    Teamsters Local 786 Executive Board Rules. Nomination and Election Rules are available upon request 
    made to the Secretary Treasurer at the Office of the Union, 300 South Ashland Avenue, Suite 501, 
    Chicago, Illinois. All Candidates, Nominators, and Seconders are encouraged to review the 
    Nomination and Election Rules. The Executive Board of Teamsters Local 786 has appointed Will Bloom 
    of the firm Despres, Schwartz, and Geoghegan, Ltd., as the election officer for this election. He 
    can be reached at with any questions.

    The Officers elected by virtue of the forthcoming election shall serve as Delegates to all 
    Teamsters' subordinate bodies and all other conventions, except the International Convention as 
    provided in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Constitution.

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