President John Coli Jr. presided as officers and representatives updated the membership on contracts, grievances, arbitrations and other union business during Teamsters Local 727’s general meeting on March 26. In the last month, Local 727 negotiated new contracts for Hawthorne ODT, Chicago Tribune drivers, and shuttle bus drivers and bellmen at the Orrington and […]
Archive for January, 2017
Teamsters Local 727 recently settled two grievances and secured substantial back pay for two bargaining unit employees with Cook-DuPage Transportation (CDT).
Teamsters Local 727 has filed unfair labor practice charges against Cook-DuPage Transportation (CDT) to uphold a settlement agreement and enforce labor laws protecting workers’ wages and job classifications.
Teamsters Local 727 last year met with Illinois state representatives and prepared proposals for new legislation aimed at addressing the concerns of Teamster-represented Osco and CVS pharmacists.
Recently Osco unilaterally decided to reduce pharmacy operational hours at four 24-hour pharmacy locations. The reduction in hours resulted in the transfer of several long-term overnight pharmacists from their stores to the day time float pool. In an attempt to work through this issue, Teamsters Local 727 demanded bargaining and proposed that Osco seek volunteers from the pool of current overnight pharmacists instead of automatically transferring long-term employees. Osco dismissed the Union’s proposal for compromise and instead refused to send an email seeking volunteers.