Archive for August, 2019

Reyes Presents Opening Economic Proposal for Mechanics’ First Collective Bargaining Agreement

| August 22, 2019

Representatives of Reyes Fleet Management, a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, LLC, opened today’s bargaining session with Teamsters Local 727 by presenting the Union bargaining committee with the Company’s first economic proposal.  Included in the Company’s opening offer was a 2% wage increase for Reyes mechanics.  This meager wage increase is a far cry from the […]

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Local 727 Files ULP Charges Against Chicago Jewish Funerals Over Company’s Regressive Bargaining and Threats of Retaliation

| August 21, 2019

For nearly two years, Teamsters Local 727 has bargained in good faith with representatives of Chicago Jewish Funerals as the parties worked to reach a fair agreement over a successor collective bargaining agreement covering funeral directors, embalmers, and auto livery drivers.  Though Company representatives agreed to a Union proposal which included full retroactivity, Chicago Jewish […]

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Local 727 Pharmacists Address Illinois Pharmacy Task Force, Urge Members to Support 8-Hour Workday Limit in the Interest of Public Safety

| August 16, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 pharmacists and representatives attended the final meeting of the Illinois Pharmaceutical Task Force this past Tuesday to reemphasize the importance of an 8-hour limit on the workdays of Illinois pharmacists’ working in the retail setting.  While the Task Force initially denied pharmacists the chance to speak during its June meeting, after two […]

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Loews Chicago O’Hare Shuttle Drivers Unanimously Ratify New CBA with Wage Raises, New Retirement Plan Option, and Scheduling Improvements

| August 15, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Loews Chicago O’Hare voted unanimously on Friday to ratify a successor collective bargaining agreement secured by the Union last month.  Along with wage raises and the introduction of a 401(k) retirement plan option, the new 4-year agreement covering Loews shuttle drivers also includes a number of scheduling improvements. Under […]

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PHOTOS: Local 727 Hosts Annual Paratransit Cookouts for MV and First Transit Members

PHOTOS: Local 727 Hosts Annual Paratransit Cookouts for MV and First Transit Members

| August 14, 2019

This summer, Teamsters Local 727 hosted its annual paratransit cookouts for MV Transportation, Inc. and First Transit members at the companies’ Chicago and North Cook facilities.  Hundreds of hardworking members stopped by to pick up grilled sausages, hot dogs, and bratwursts, as well as catch-up on the latest Local 727 happenings. “Our paratransit members work […]

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