Archive for October, 2019

Proposed Amendments to IL Pharmacy Practice Act Do Not Align with Task Force Recommendations, Local 727 Maintains Further Reform Necessary

Proposed Amendments to IL Pharmacy Practice Act Do Not Align with Task Force Recommendations, Local 727 Maintains Further Reform Necessary

| October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the Illinois Pharmaceutical Task Force submitted its final report and recommendations for modifying the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA) to the state legislature.  Illinois State Representative Michael Zalewski last week appears to have used the Task Force’s recommendations to draft and submit an official proposal for amending the PPA to the Illinois […]

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Union Files Grievance Over GLCCD’s New Voice Pick System, Demands Engineers be Called in to Reassess Productivity Standards

| October 30, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 was recently informed that Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. has introduced a new voice pick system in the Company’s Alsip facility.  The new pilot program for this system has added additional steps to the picking process making it more complex and time consuming.  Additionally, Local 727 has learned that GLCCD has further […]

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Chicago Tribune Article Highlights Teamsters’ Refusal to Cross Teacher Picket Lines

Chicago Tribune Article Highlights Teamsters’ Refusal to Cross Teacher Picket Lines

| October 28, 2019

Classes in public schools across Chicago were cancelled for an eighth day today as members of the Chicago Teachers Union continue their strike and fight to improve working conditions and schools. In the days since the strike first began, members of Teamsters Local 705 who are employed as UPS drivers have refused to cross the […]

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Show Your Support for Fellow Union Members, Join the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 at a Rally THIS SATURDAY

Show Your Support for Fellow Union Members, Join the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 at a Rally THIS SATURDAY

| October 25, 2019

Over 25,000 teachers and public school support staff are preparing to enter their second week on strike.  The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 members have been fighting to secure a fair contract that enhances working conditions and improves schools.  Their fight is one for fair treatment, both for workers and students. Teamsters Local […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Supports Mayor Lightfoot’s Congestion Tax on Uber, Lyft Rides

| October 22, 2019

CHICAGO, October 22, 2019 – Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. today announced the union’s support of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to apply a new congestion tax to ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft. According to a recent press release from the Mayor’s Office, Mayor Lightfoot’s plan seeks to reduce congestion and vehicle […]

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