Archive for June, 2019

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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Update: NLRB Applies for Entry of Summary Judgement Against Buddy’s Parking for Failure to Comply with NLRB Order

| June 11, 2019

Acting Deputy Associate General Counsel David Habenstreit of the National Labor Relations Board recently filed an application for entry of summary judgement which would enforce the NLRB’s previous judgement against Buddy’s Parking to make whole the Teamsters Local 727 members formerly employed at the Company’s 2 East Oak Street location with interest. The case arose […]

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Local 727’s Persistence Results in Arbitration Win for Trade Show Members, G.E.S. Ordered to Cease and Desist from Violating CBA

| June 4, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 was recently awarded an arbitration win when Arbitrator Lisa Salkovitz Kohn determined that Global Exposition Services (G.E.S.) had violated the terms of the Trade Show Industry collective bargaining agreement for shows occurring on September 24, October 9, and October 12, 2009. The arbitration initially stems from multiple grievances filed by Local 727 […]

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