Applications are being accepted now for scholarships offered through the Chicago Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus. Scholarships are available to all dependent children of any member in good standing of the TNBC Chicago Chapter. Applications are being accepted until April 9, 2016.
OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS
Jewel-Osco management has been secretly forcing Teamsters Local 727-represented pharmacists to pay more than other employees for the same health insurance, the union recently learned.
A Teamsters Local 727 parking cashier has been reinstated with full back pay and benefits after the union fought against her wrongful termination. She received $8,000 in back pay and full benefit contributions and experienced no loss of seniority.
Teamsters Local 727 filed unfair labor practice charges against Chicago Zoological Society management because the company has engaged in bad faith bargaining. Negotiations on a new contract for full-time and seasonal zookeepers, groundskeepers, patrol officers and other union workers at Brookfield Zoo have ground to a halt because management refuses to budge from its draconian attendance policy proposal. The policy is designed to penalize union members for using their contractual sick day benefits.
Teamsters Local 727 has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Osco because the company still refuses to provide relevant information about its health and welfare plan.
Teamsters Local 727 representatives secured new one-year contracts for program sellers at Hawthorne Racecourse and Hawthorne-Corliss OTB.