Archive for April, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 Stands-Up Against Corporate Bully, Great Lakes Coca-Cola After the Company Tells Employee’s to Remove Masks

Teamsters Local 727 Stands-Up Against Corporate Bully, Great Lakes Coca-Cola After the Company Tells Employee’s to Remove Masks

| April 29, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic and the hits to the economy are frightening, much of the United States is coming together and finding ways to support each other and frontline, essential workers. Many employers, including Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE:KDP),  and Pepsi (NYSE:PEP), have given hazard pay and additional sick leave to their employees, as well as […]

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Longtime Local 727 Member Howard Switalla Volunteers to Assist in New York during Coronavirus Pandemic

Longtime Local 727 Member Howard Switalla Volunteers to Assist in New York during Coronavirus Pandemic

| April 27, 2020

Not all heroes wear capes.  Some heroes wear a suit and tie and went to mortuary school.  While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge through the United States, Chicagoland area funeral directors, embalmers, livery drivers, and grave diggers, over 350 of which are members of Teamsters Local 727, continue to put the needs of grieving […]

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Teamster 727 Jewel-Osco Steward Ciprian Gorgan Highlights Union’s Fight For Betting Working Conditions in Recent Tribune Article

Teamster 727 Jewel-Osco Steward Ciprian Gorgan Highlights Union’s Fight For Betting Working Conditions in Recent Tribune Article

| April 24, 2020

Ciprian Gorgan has been a pharmacist at Jewel-Osco for nearly 14 years and is currently a Union Steward who serves on the Union bargaining committee. Gorgan’s leadership and Union pride was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune where he highlighted 727 pharmacists’ fight for enhanced safety measures. As frontline healthcare providers and essential employees, pharmacists […]

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727 Purchases Thousands of Cloth Masks for Distribution to Members Working During the Pandemic

727 Purchases Thousands of Cloth Masks for Distribution to Members Working During the Pandemic

| April 23, 2020

On March 21, Governor Pritzker mandated a “shelter in place” order that outlined the specific employees who were deemed “essential” and could leave their homes to go to work. Many Local 727 members are considered essential, frontline workers under Pritzker’s order and have continued to risk their health and the health of their families everyday […]

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LAZ PARKING CHICAGO TURNS ITS BACK ON EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

LAZ PARKING CHICAGO TURNS ITS BACK ON EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

| April 20, 2020

LAZ Parking loves to pat themselves on the back for allegedly helping their employees navigate the stressful financial difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; but what have they really done for the employees? Instead of remedying the outstanding grievance and ULPs filed by Teamster Local 727 and returning furloughed workers, LAZ has taken credit for […]

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