OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Additional Film and Television Production Safety Guidelines Released by Multi-Union Task Force

| June 25, 2020

Moving the industry closer to the resumption of film and television production, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), in association with other film industry Unions, recently released “The Safe Way Forward,” a report which describes and promotes science-based safety guidelines so that employers can provide a safe workplace for the cast and crew during the […]

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Teamsters Work to Establish Safe Return-to-Work Policies for Motion Picture Division 

| June 11, 2020

Representatives of Teamsters along with IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, DGA and other producing entities and guilds have drafted a set of recommended return-to-work policies and safety protocols for motion pictures, television, and streaming productions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “white paper” document is the resulting product and can be found here. The policies and guidance found in this document intend […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

| June 10, 2020

Four years into a contract negotiation hindered by CVS’s delay tactics, bad faith bargaining, direct dealing, interrogation, and anti-union sentiment, several members of CVS’ Labor Relations department recently contacted Local 727 and asked “how can we fix this adversarial relationship?” The Union answered in simple terms – “negotiate.” CVS employees Jean Frazier (Vice President, Labor Relations), […]

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Local 727 Honors Longtime Brookfield Zoo Member and Former Steward Dave Thornton

Local 727 Honors Longtime Brookfield Zoo Member and Former Steward Dave Thornton

| June 9, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Union reports the passing of Teamster Brother Dave Thornton, a long time Brookfield Zoo member and former Union Steward who passed away on May 30, 2020.  Dave was a 35-year member of Teamster Locals 726 and 727 who started working at the Chicago Zoological Society in 1988. […]

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Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

| June 5, 2020

Three CVS pharmacies in the Chicagoland area represented by Teamsters Local 727 are slated to begin administering COVID-19 tests in early June, further highlighting how pharmacists continue to be essential frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic. Upon receiving notice of CVS’ proposed testing initiative, Local 727 was quick to demand that CVS bargain with […]

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