OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Osco Finally Acknowledges Rest Break Problems

| October 16, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 met with Osco management on Tuesday, October 9th, to continue discussions on the effectiveness of the new rest break procedures demanded by the Union.  This is the second meeting between the parties since Local 727 demanded new procedures be implemented in an attempt to guarantee pharmacists are able to take uninterrupted rest […]

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Union Succeeds in Securing Backpay for Member Wrongfully Removed from Service

| October 15, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 recently settled a grievance and secured backpay for a paratransit driver employed by MV Transportation who was unjustly removed from service. In March 2018, the driver was removed from service for more than a week over an alleged incident that was ultimately meritless.  Immediately upon learning of the incident, Local 727 filed […]

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Local 727 Effects Change at IL Pharmacy Task Force Hearing

| October 5, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 remains at the forefront of the fight for pharmacy reform in Illinois. As the representative for hundreds of Osco and CVS pharmacists, Local 727 has witnessed firsthand the dangers understaffing pharmacies and overworking pharmacists can pose to both pharmacists and to the public at large.  This knowledge has driven the Union to […]

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Employee Safety Concerns Among Issues Addressed as Union and CDT Make Progress on Noneconomic Contract Proposals

| October 4, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, made significant progress on noneconomic contract proposals following productive bargaining sessions on Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd.  Throughout the latest bargaining sessions, Local 727 pressed CDT management to address employee safety issues, disciplinary procedures, and outstanding noneconomic proposals. “The safety […]

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Keurig Dr Pepper Offers No Sound Reason for Proposed Installation of New Security Cameras

| October 1, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, initiated bargaining Friday, September 28 over the Company’s proposed installation of 14 new security cameras at its Northlake facility. Keurig Dr Pepper management arrived for Friday’s bargaining session wholly unprepared to discuss the potential implications of additional cameras.  While the Company claimed to […]

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