Archive for March, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 Informs Great Lakes Coca-Cola of the Dangerous Situation It Is Creating For Its Workers

Teamsters Local 727 Informs Great Lakes Coca-Cola of the Dangerous Situation It Is Creating For Its Workers

| March 31, 2020

When the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic escalated in the United States, Teamsters Local 727 flew into action and immediately sent information requests to every employer represented by Local 727 to ask how they were going to handle the international health crisis. More specifically, the Union asked companies for detailed explanations about amendments to their attendance policies, […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Demands More from MV Transportation During COVID Pandemic

Teamsters Local 727 Demands More from MV Transportation During COVID Pandemic

| March 30, 2020

While the vast majority of citizens throughout the state of Illinois are adhering to the “Stay at Home Order” issued last weekend by Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot, the dedicated drivers, dispatch operators, mechanics, payroll clerks, and maintenance employees of MV Transportation Inc. have continued to provide transportation services to the elderly and disabled communities […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Demands That Great Lakes Coca-Cola Prioritize People Over Profits

Teamsters Local 727 Demands That Great Lakes Coca-Cola Prioritize People Over Profits

| March 27, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters Local 727 sent Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings and bottler/distributor of Coca-Cola products (NYSE:KO), a detailed information request that asked for: 1)the sick leave and/or attendance policy the company will be using during this time to ensure members stay home while sick and/or […]

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Chicago Sun Times Article Highlights Union Pharmacist’s Struggles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Chicago Sun Times Article Highlights Union Pharmacist’s Struggles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 26, 2020

Today, the Chicago Sun Times released an article which includes excepts from an interview with Teamsters Local 727 Union Steward, Michael Trnka. A full link to the article and excerpts can be found below. “Michael Trnka, a Jewel-Osco pharmacist, said that while he and others in his industry continue to show up for work, “not […]

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IBT Extends Deadline for James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

| March 26, 2020

Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sent notice to all Locals and Joint Councils informing them that, “Due to the National Emergency, the deadline for applying for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Program this year has been extended to April 14, 2020.” The application can be found at www.JRHMSF.org.  Please note: Teamsters Local 727 neither administers […]

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