Michael Tiernan, son of Teamsters Local 727 funeral member Brian Tiernan, has earned a $2,000 Chicago Federation of Labor William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship.
OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS
Teamsters Local 727 representatives recently won several grievances against Cook DuPage Transportation management and have numerous others slated for arbitration.
The Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee and SCI d/b/a Alderwoods management met for several hours on June 23, the first time the parties have been at the bargaining table in more than a year.
Pepsi members at four Chicago-area facilities have the opportunity to vote on a new four-year contract, which the Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee recommends for ratification.
Osco management has been distributing a summary of its contract offer to pharmacists. But the company’s handout does not tell the whole story. “No matter how the company tries to dress up its proposal, the truth is that they haven’t listened to pharmacists and they don’t care about what matters most to you,” said John T. Coli, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.
In an attempt to completely eviscerate employees’ rights and weaken the bargaining unit, funeral industry giant Service Corporation International opened negotiations with Teamsters Local 727 on June 20 by proposing a staggering 90 changes to the contract covering Chicago-area funeral directors, embalmers and drivers.