OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Union Wins Grievance Against CDT

| July 18, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 recently won a grievance against Cook-DuPage Transportation when CDT terminated a long-time employee without just cause. Through the grievance process, the union fought for and secured the employee’s return to work to her old classification with no loss of seniority. “This is one in a long line of wins for the union […]

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Former Chicago Police Officer Shares Garage, Street Safety Tips with Local 727 Parking Members

Former Chicago Police Officer Shares Garage, Street Safety Tips with Local 727 Parking Members

| July 17, 2017

Retired Chicago Police officer Ron Rufo, Ph.D. gave a lively and informative talk to Teamsters Local 727 parking industry managers, union business representatives, and union stewards on July 10 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. Rufo highlighted the measures parking facility operators can take to deter crime and theft in their garages. […]

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Chicago Tribune Highlights Union’s Efforts to Reform Pharmacy Work Standards

| July 14, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 represents more than 640 pharmacists at Osco and CVS, and the union has seen first-hand how a lack of adequate work standards can be detrimental to both pharmacists and to the public they serve. That’s why Local 727, in conjunction with Teamster pharmacists and other allies, has been advocating for new pharmacy […]

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Local 727 Secures Tentative Agreement with FDSA, Avoids Wage Freeze

| July 14, 2017

After countless hours and several rounds of negotiations, Teamsters Local 727 has secured a tentative agreement with Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA). Throughout negotiations and up to and including the last day, FDSA insisted on including a wage freeze in year 1 of a five-year agreement. FDSA also expressed its unwillingness to […]

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CVS Bargaining Update

CVS Bargaining Update

| July 14, 2017

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining team and CVS management have scheduled their next meeting for Wednesday, July 26, 2017. During the last negotiating session on May 23, the federal mediator presented a supposal that would include the following provisions: 2.75% wage increase for pharmacists Retroactivity back to May 5, 2016 One-time lump sum ratification bonus […]

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