Archive for March, 2018

Union Achieves Huge Victory in Long Fight for D-Van Drivers with National Express dba CDT

| March 29, 2018

All Drivers to be Made Whole and Paid the Van Rate After over a year of fighting the new owners of Cook-DuPage Transportation, National Express, Teamsters Local 727 finally achieved a much-deserved victory when Arbitrator Peter Meyers ruled in favor of the Union. The original grievance that initiated this arbitration process was filed in June […]

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Bargaining Update: Dr. Pepper Membership

Bargaining Update: Dr. Pepper Membership

| March 27, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Dr. Pepper continued negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement covering outside employees on Monday, March 26th and Tuesday, March 27th. While the Company withdrew some of its ridiculous proposals, it presented new and more egregious proposals such as a zipper clause, which essentially eliminates the Union’s ability to rely on […]

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Local 727 Volunteers for John Fritchey on Illinois Primary Day

Local 727 Volunteers for John Fritchey on Illinois Primary Day

| March 23, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20th, nearly 40 representatives and members of Teamsters Local 727 braved cold and windy conditions to support the re-election of John Fritchey to the Cook County Board of Commissioners by canvassing. Though Fritchey, who represents Cook County’s 12th District, ended up losing his battle, it was not without a good fight from […]

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Save the Date: Teamsters Local 142 Blood Drive – Saturday, April 21

Save the Date: Teamsters Local 142 Blood Drive – Saturday, April 21

| March 22, 2018

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Local 727 Wins Election for 47 University of Chicago Shuttle Bus Drivers

Local 727 Wins Election for 47 University of Chicago Shuttle Bus Drivers

| March 21, 2018

With 100% of participants voting ‘yes’ for union representation, University of Chicago shuttle bus drivers employed by First Transit have overwhelmingly chosen to be represented by Teamsters Local 727. Local 727 also currently represents two First Transit bargaining units – First Transit Chicago PACE and First Transit DuPage. “This was a tremendous organizing victory and […]

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