Archive for November, 2019

Register for Local 727’s Free Winter CE Seminar Today

| November 20, 2019

Registration is now open for Teamsters Local 727’s winter continuing education seminar for funeral directors and embalmers, which will be held from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 in the Union’s meeting hall in Park Ridge. The biannual seminar is free for Local 727 members in good standing.  For licensees who are […]

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GLCCD Incompetence Costs Workers Money and Forces Several Drivers to Work 14-Hour Day

| November 19, 2019

When some OFS delivery merchandisers arrived to Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution’s Alsip facility this morning, GLCCD management did not have their delivery trucks ready.  Instead, the Teamsters Local 727 members, who work on commission, were forced to wait between five and six hours before their trucks were set and they could begin their workday.   As […]

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20+ Years and Over $30M, the Local 727 Legal & Educational Assistance Fund Continues to Help Make College More Affordable

| November 19, 2019

This year, the Teamsters Local 727 Legal and Educational Assistance Fund awarded more than $2.5 million in college tuition and educational fee reimbursements to hundreds of eligible participants, their spouses, and dependents.  Over the program’s 20+ year history, the Teamsters Local 727 Legal and Educational Assistance Fund Board of Trustees have distributed over $30 million […]

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Union Bargaining Committee Reprimands CDT for Increasing Health Care Costs During Latest Bargaining Session

| November 15, 2019

During the parties’ latest bargaining session on Wednesday, November 13, the Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and representatives of Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, began negotiating over health care.  In addition to emphasizing that health care improvements are a top priority for members, the Union bargaining committee also spent time on […]

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NLRB Finds Merit with Union’s ULP Charge against Chicago Jewish Funerals

| November 14, 2019

Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board recently informed Teamsters Local 727 that it has found merit with an unfair labor practice charge filed by the Union against Chicago Jewish Funerals. Local 727 initially filed the ULP charge after Chicago Jewish Funerals informed the Union that the Company would not honor the agreement reached […]

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