Archive for June, 2019

Union and Vitalant Reach First Tentative Agreements Before Company Storms Out of Negotiations

| June 20, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and Vitalant management reconvened negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement covering distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants on Friday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 11. When the parties last met, Local 727 kicked-off negotiations by proposing Union health care and fair wage increases for Vitalant Union members.  Vitalant […]

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Teamster Representatives Continue to Demand Independent Board Chairman at Annual SCI Shareholder Meeting

| June 14, 2019

Last month during Service Corporation International’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in Houston, Texas, Teamsters representatives once again proposed the appointment of an independent Board of Directors Chairman.  This meeting marks the sixth consecutive year that Local 727 or International Brotherhood of Teamsters representatives have impressed upon SCI shareholders the necessity for independent leadership. A board chairman’s […]

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Trade Show Industry Members Vote in Favor of 401(k) Retirement Plan, Ratification Vote Dates Set

| June 14, 2019

Union bargaining committee recommends members vote ‘IN FAVOR’ of the CBAs On Thursday, June 6, Teamsters Local 727 trade show industry members voted in favor of a 401(k) retirement plan in the tentatively agreed upon Master Trade Show Industry, Freeman Warehouse, and G.E.S. Warehouse collective bargaining agreements. The 401(k) Plan is a defined contribution plan […]

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District Judge Dismisses Chicago Tribune Attempt to Overturn Arbitration Award, Sides with Local 727

| June 13, 2019

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Manish Shah dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Chicago Tribune against Teamsters Local 727 and, as a result, blocked the Company’s attempt to overturn the July 2018 “gap pay” arbitration award. The arbitration award was issued last year by arbitrator Amedeo Greco.  The neutral arbitrator determined that the Tribune […]

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PHOTOS: Union’s Summer CE Seminar Keeps Funeral Professionals Skills Sharp

PHOTOS: Union’s Summer CE Seminar Keeps Funeral Professionals Skills Sharp

| June 12, 2019

Teamsters Local 727’s biannual continuing education seminar kicked-off at noon on Wednesday, May 29.  Hosted twice each year in the Union’s Park Ridge meeting hall and free to Local 727 members in good standing, the six-hour seminar offers funeral industry professionals the opportunity to earn up to six C.E. hours.   The 2019 summer seminar […]

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