Vitalant Members Overwhelmingly Ratify CBA with Near Decade-High Wage Raise

| September 13, 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, Teamsters Local 727 members employed as distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants by Vitalant overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.  Among the top achievements of the Union bargaining committee was the successful negotiation of a successor contract that contains the highest wage increase for Vitalant drivers in nearly a […]

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Company Makes Little Movement After CPS Paratransit & Loyola University Shuttle Workers Vote to Initiate Unfair Labor Practice Strikes

| September 12, 2019

CHICAGO, September 12, 2019 – Two bargaining units of transit workers represented by Teamsters Local 727 voted to authorize initiating unfair labor practice (ULP) strikes against their employer, MV Transportation, Inc., on Wednesday, September 4, as a result of the company’s unlawful conduct throughout negotiations with the union. To date, Local 727 has filed two […]

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Union Files Grievance as a Result of GLCCD Lies & Possible Wage Theft

| September 11, 2019

Union Strongly Urges Workers NOT to Sign Any Payroll Deduction Forms Early yesterday morning, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. allegedly informed employees that the Company had experienced a cyberattack and as a result would be unable to accurately calculate the compensation owed to workers by payday this Friday, September 13.  The Company stated it would […]

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New Gallup Poll Shows Union Approval is at a Near 50-Year High

| August 30, 2019

A recent poll conducted by Gallup has shown that Americans’ approval of labor unions has nearly reached a 50-year high. According to Gallup: “Sixty-four percent of Americans approve of labor unions, surpassing 60% for the third consecutive year and up 16 percentage points from its 2009 low point. This comes 125 years after President Grover […]

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Local 727 Secures Tentative Agreement with Largest Wage Raise in a Decade for Vitalant Workers

| August 28, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee has successfully secured a tentative agreement on a new three-year Vitalant collective bargaining agreement covering distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants.  In addition to containing significant annual hourly wage raises—the largest wage increases for Vitalant workers in a decade—the tentatively agreed CBA also achieves the bargaining unit’s top goal […]

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