Archive for July, 2019

Negotiations Resume for Reyes Mechanics’ First Teamster CBA, Multiple Tentative Agreements Reached on Day 2

| July 31, 2019

Negotiations for the first collective bargaining agreement covering newly organized mechanics resumed today between Teamsters Local 727 and Reyes Fleet Management, a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, LLC.  While bargaining progressed slowly, the parties were successfully able to reach tentative agreements on a number of non-economic matters. The Local 727 bargaining committee opened the day’s negotiations […]

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Local 727 Opens Negotiations for First CBA Covering Reyes Fleet Mechanics with Comprehensive Contract Proposal

| July 29, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 and Reyes Fleet Management, a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, LLC, opened negotiations last week for the first collective bargaining agreement covering newly organized mechanics. The Union bargaining committee kicked-off negotiations by presenting Reyes with a complete and comprehensive contract proposal.  Local 727’s proposal includes a streamlined grievance and arbitration procedure, substantial wage increases, […]

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Preflight Members Ratify New Contract, Drivers to Receive Sick/Personal Leave for First Time

| July 26, 2019

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Preflight LLC as shuttle drivers overwhelmingly ratified a new 4-year successor collective bargaining agreement.  The new contract includes across-the-board wage increases for all Preflight members, extends holiday pay to part-time employees, and—for the very first time—guarantees paid sick and/or personal leave for all drivers. Under the newly […]

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As Deadline for IL Pharmaceutical Task Force Recommendations Approaches, Local 727 Continues to Demand a Revote on 12-Hour Workday

| July 26, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, members of the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force once again discussed and voted to approve a number of recommendations for reforming the Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA).  To Teamsters Local 727’s dissatisfaction, the Task Force did not, however, adequately address the Union’s demand that a new vote be held to determine whether […]

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Union Successfully Settles Grievance, Crowne Plaza to Cease Requiring Employees to Sign Individual Agreements with Overreaching Health Care Releases

| July 24, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 has successfully settled an outstanding grievance against the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  The grievance was originally filed when the Union was informed by members that Concentra, a company contracted by the Crowne Plaza to conduct Department of Transportation physicals, was requiring workers to sign individual agreements with overreaching health care releases in violation […]

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