Archive for October, 2017

The Strength and Persistence of Local 727 Results in Creation of a Bypass to Osco’s Biometric System

| October 19, 2017

Earlier this year, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Osco for violating the collective bargaining agreement by its unilateral implementation of a biometric system which prevented pharmacists from taking uninterrupted breaks. Osco and Local 727 were unable to resolve the issue during the grievance process. The Union then submitted the grievance to arbitration. In […]

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Stewards Spotlight: Lisa McAuliffe and Carrie Sapienza of the Chicago Zoological Society

Stewards Spotlight: Lisa McAuliffe and Carrie Sapienza of the Chicago Zoological Society

| October 18, 2017

Long-time Teamsters Local 727 members and 25-year Chicago Zoological Society employees Lisa McAuliffe and Carrie Sapienza are integral to the Chicago Zoological Society’s successful operations. As stewards, they also are the keen eyes and ears of Local 727 on the job. “I see my job as steward as a helper and as someone who works […]

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Union Continues to Fight Terminations by Filing New Grievances Against GLCCD

| October 17, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 has filed new grievances against Great Lakes Coca Cola Distribution for the Company’s unjust terminations and alleged violation of the Family Medical Leave Act. In addition to filing grievances for each termination, the Union also filed a grievance on behalf of all members over GLCCD’s unjust attendance policy and its application for […]

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Union Welcomes 22 New Members from Non-Union GLCCD Locations

| October 16, 2017

Twenty-two employees of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution have recently become members of Teamsters Local 727. They were relocated from non-union GLCCD facilities in Portage, IN and Kankakee, IL to a Local 727-represented facility in Alsip, IL. Their bargaining unit positions include drivers, merchandisers, OFS, relief, bulk and full-service. Local 727 represents GLCCD employees at two Alsip […]

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Local 727 Stands Strong in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Local 727 Stands Strong in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

| October 16, 2017

Braving wet and windy weather, members of Teamsters Local 727, along with families and friends, walked in Park Ridge on Saturday, October 14 to join in solidarity in the fight against breast cancer. “Cancer survivors and those suffering with this horrible disease need to know that we care about them and that we’re honored to […]

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