The application process for 2021 is now available.  The link to the processing site is:   https://aim.applyISTS.net/JRHMSFThe deadline for applications will be March 1, 2021.Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC). Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools. (Membership verification for the parent of the applicant will be completed by the IBT (Teamsters), BLET, BMWED and GCC headquarters data.)  The children or financial dependents of full-time local union officers or full-time staff of local unions are ineligible.

For more information please click on the RESOURCES tab to for the Hoffa SCHOLARSHIP.

COVID-19 Emergency rules expanding unemployment benefits for the State of Illinois

HEADLINE: Gov. Pritzker Expands Unemployment Benefits Amid COVID-19 Emergency

The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) caused Governor J.B. Pritzker to issue emergency rules expanding unemployment benefits for the State of Illinois.
As part of the expansion, an individual temporarily laid-off because their workplace closed due to COVID-19 could qualify for benefits from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The IDES website also provides guidance on eligibility for unemployment benefits if you are unable to work because you are confined to your home to self quarantine, care for children who are home from school, or care for a family member who has contracted COVID-19.
For more information on COVID-19, and to apply for unemployment benefits, please visit the IDES website HERE.

Below are some more helpful links for information about COVID-19:
The Illinois Department of Public Health Daily Updates
The Chicago Federation of Labor COVID-19 Resources Page
The Chicago Department of Health Daily Updates

Teamsters Joint Council 25 helpful links:

Illinois Unemployment Expansion and State Economic Relief





The following classes will be offered to all Construction members who will need to re-certify. Please note that class space is limited. Please contact the Union Hall to confirm your spot as soon as possible.


Teamsters Local 26

407 E. Lafayette Street Bloomington IL, 61701

January 18, 2020

First Aid and CPR @ 1pm

January 19, 2020

Forklift certification & Load Securement from 9am to 5pm

February 15, 2020

Flagger Certification @ 1pm

February16, 2020

Traffic Control Technician from 9am to 5pm