Archive for May, 2018

Union and MV Chicago 135 Begin New Contract Negotiations On a Productive Note

| May 10, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and MV Transportation Chicago, Division 135 commenced negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Parties were able to reach tentative agreements on contract language that addresses facility relocation, new technology use by the Company, subcontracting work, and the timeline of red light […]

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Union Succeeds at Getting Employee Rehired, Wins Grievance Over Unjust Termination with CDT

| May 9, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against the new owners of CDT, National Express, over a customer service representative who was unjustly terminated because of alleged dropped calls that the Company could not prove fault for. Due to the Union’s persistent efforts, an agreement with CDT management was reached that allowed the customer service representative […]

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PHOTOS: At April Meeting, Secretary-Treasurer Coli Announces Union Victories and Invites Members to Picnic Following May 20th Membership Meeting

PHOTOS: At April Meeting, Secretary-Treasurer Coli Announces Union Victories and Invites Members to Picnic Following May 20th Membership Meeting

| May 4, 2018

  Secretary-Treasurer John Coli Jr. updated the membership on contracts, grievances, arbitrations and other union business during Teamsters Local 727’s general meeting on April 29, 2018. Secretary-Treasurer Coli announced that Local 727 negotiated and ratified new contracts with Jack Hood Transportation, Modell Funeral Home, Hawthorne Racecourse Corliss OTB, Hawthorne Racecourse Program Sellers, Navy Pier, Edward […]

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Benefit Improvement to the Local 727 Legal and Educational Assistance Fund

Benefit Improvement to the Local 727 Legal and Educational Assistance Fund

| May 4, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 is pleased to inform you that the Trustees of the Local 727 Legal and Educational Assistance Fund have announced an improvement to its educational assistance benefits. Effective immediately, participant eligibility for educational assistance benefits will not end if a participant is on a documented disability leave of absence from covered employment.  This […]

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Local 727 Calls for Fair Treatment of Immigrant Workers on May Day

| May 1, 2018

Today, May 1st, known as May Day or International Workers’ Day, is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the hard-won rights workers have achieved throughout the years. May Day has its origins right here in Chicago when on May 4, 1886, violence broke out at a workers’ strike. The events of that day became known […]

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