OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

IBT Extends Deadline for James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

| March 26, 2020

Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sent notice to all Locals and Joint Councils informing them that, “Due to the National Emergency, the deadline for applying for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Program this year has been extended to April 14, 2020.” The application can be found at www.JRHMSF.org.  Please note: Teamsters Local 727 neither administers […]

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727 Seeks Help From Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot

727 Seeks Help From Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot

| March 25, 2020

Local 727 is continuing to do everything it can to combat the existing safety and job loss concerns that have arisen since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and recently sent a letter to Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker informing them of unauthorized furloughs implemented by some of Chicago’s largest employers. While the Local is pleased to […]

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KEURIG DR PEPPER’S ANTI-UNION TACTICS CONTINUE

KEURIG DR PEPPER’S ANTI-UNION TACTICS CONTINUE

| March 24, 2020

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 sent all soda companies represented by 727, including the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE:KDP), a detailed information request that asked companies to explain measures they planned to take in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the union requested: 1) the sick leave and/or attendance policy […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Successful in Demanding That Osco Do More for Its Frontline Pharmacists

| March 24, 2020

Last week, Osco Pharmacists across Chicagoland informed the Union that they were not receiving proper staffing, personal protective equipment, or communication from their employer during this global pandemic. Despite this, the pharmacists represented by Teamsters Local 727, bravely continued to do the invaluable job of filling vital prescriptions, providing necessary consultation, administering vaccinations, and performing […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Strength Shows Through In Light of Stay At Home Order

Teamsters Local 727 Strength Shows Through In Light of Stay At Home Order

| March 20, 2020

Today, Governor Pritzker issued a state-wide Illinois “stay at home order” to mitigate and hopefully slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and save lives. The stay at home order will begin Saturday March 21st, at 5 pm. The stay at home order explicitly forces all businesses except for “essential services” to temporarily close. Essential service […]

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