Archive for August, 2019

New Gallup Poll Shows Union Approval is at a Near 50-Year High

| August 30, 2019

A recent poll conducted by Gallup has shown that Americans’ approval of labor unions has nearly reached a 50-year high. According to Gallup: “Sixty-four percent of Americans approve of labor unions, surpassing 60% for the third consecutive year and up 16 percentage points from its 2009 low point. This comes 125 years after President Grover […]

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Teamsters Local 727 CPS Paratransit & Loyola University Shuttle Drivers & Aides Set to Vote on Initiating ULP Strikes

Teamsters Local 727 CPS Paratransit & Loyola University Shuttle Drivers & Aides Set to Vote on Initiating ULP Strikes

| August 29, 2019

CHICAGO, August 29, 2019 – While students busily prepare for the first day of a new school year, the Chicagoland transit workers they depend upon are busy preparing for potential unfair labor practice strikes. On Wednesday, September 4, two bargaining units of transit workers represented by Teamsters Local 727 will vote to authorize initiating unfair […]

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Local 727 Secures Tentative Agreement with Largest Wage Raise in a Decade for Vitalant Workers

| August 28, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee has successfully secured a tentative agreement on a new three-year Vitalant collective bargaining agreement covering distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants.  In addition to containing significant annual hourly wage raises—the largest wage increases for Vitalant workers in a decade—the tentatively agreed CBA also achieves the bargaining unit’s top goal […]

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Chicago Budget Survey Suggests Mayor Lightfoot May Consider Raising City Garage Parking Tax

| August 28, 2019

Local 727 Urges all Members Residing in Chicago to Take the Survey and Demonstrate your Opposition On Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m., Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will give her first State of the City Address where she will provide an overview of Chicago’s budget forecast.  The mayor will follow-up this address with a series […]

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List of Keurig Dr Pepper ULP Charges Grow as Company’s Alleged Unlawful Behavior Continues

| August 23, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 has filed a new Unfair Labor Practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, for the Company’s outrageous union surveillance activities.  The charge was filed immediately after members informed the Union that Keurig Dr Pepper management had begun questioning […]

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