Archive for June, 2019

D.S. Waters Outside & Standard Coffee Members Ratify Economic Agreement

D.S. Waters Outside & Standard Coffee Members Ratify Economic Agreement

| June 28, 2019

D.S. Waters Outside and Standard Coffee workers overwhelmingly voted last week in favor of ratifying new wage and health care terms for their two collective bargaining agreements. All D.S. Outside and Standard Coffee members will receive significant wage increases under the ratified agreements.  The economic agreements also include premium pay for leads and an approximately […]

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Local 727 Members Overwhelmingly Vote to Ratify New Master Trade Show Industry and Trade Show Warehouse CBAs

| June 27, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 trade show industry members overwhelmingly ratified a new successor Master Trade Show Industry collective bargaining agreement, as well as new warehouse agreements with trade show contractors Freeman Expositions, LLC and Global Exposition Services (G.E.S.), last week.  The three 5-year contracts are notable for including the largest historical increase in total compensation for […]

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PBGC Approves Local 727 and the Chicago Tribune Pension Funds’ Merger

PBGC Approves Local 727 and the Chicago Tribune Pension Funds’ Merger

| June 25, 2019

This past November, the Teamsters Local Union No. 727 Pension Plan Board of Trustees and Chicago Newspaper Publishers Drivers Union Pension Fund representatives reached an agreement to merge the two pension funds and, in doing so, saved the pensions of approximately 850 participants.  The absorption of the struggling Chicago Tribune Pension Fund by the well-funded […]

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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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