Archive for October, 2018

PHOTOS: Local 727 Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

PHOTOS: Local 727 Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

| October 19, 2018

  Teamsters Local 727 members, families, and friends came out to Park Ridge earlier this month for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  Dressed in head-to-toe pink, the Local 727 team joined together to spread awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Local 727 once again partnered with the […]

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Osco Finally Acknowledges Rest Break Problems

| October 16, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 met with Osco management on Tuesday, October 9th, to continue discussions on the effectiveness of the new rest break procedures demanded by the Union.  This is the second meeting between the parties since Local 727 demanded new procedures be implemented in an attempt to guarantee pharmacists are able to take uninterrupted rest […]

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Union Succeeds in Securing Backpay for Member Wrongfully Removed from Service

| October 15, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 recently settled a grievance and secured backpay for a paratransit driver employed by MV Transportation who was unjustly removed from service. In March 2018, the driver was removed from service for more than a week over an alleged incident that was ultimately meritless.  Immediately upon learning of the incident, Local 727 filed […]

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CVS Claim that Negotiations are not “Personal” Spurs Outrage from Teamster Local 727 Bargaining Committee

CVS Claim that Negotiations are not “Personal” Spurs Outrage from Teamster Local 727 Bargaining Committee

| October 11, 2018

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 – CVS (NYSE: CVS) sparked outrage during negotiations with Teamsters Local 727 on Wednesday, October 3rd when the Company’s lead negotiator claimed that CVS’s tactics and proposals throughout more than two years of negotiations, which includes delays, disrespect and insulting proposals, are “not personal, just business.” “For CVS negotiators to suggest […]

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Union Ratifies New Contract with MV Chicago, Members to Receive Largest Wage Raise in Bargaining Unit History

Union Ratifies New Contract with MV Chicago, Members to Receive Largest Wage Raise in Bargaining Unit History

| October 11, 2018

Just two weeks after voting to authorize a strike, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by MV Transportation Chicago Division 135 overwhelmingly ratified the richest contract in bargaining unit history this past Saturday, October 6, 2018.  The new three-year agreement covering paratransit drivers, dispatchers, schedulers, reservationists, and payroll clerks includes historic wage raises and a large […]

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