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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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SHAME ON YOU CHICAGO TRIBUNE!

SHAME ON YOU CHICAGO TRIBUNE!

| March 25, 2020

Across the nation, city and state governments are mandating “shelter-in-place” orders to protect American workers and slow the spread of COVID-19. During these shelter-in-place orders, only businesses that are deemed “essential” are able to operate. Many of these companies know that these front-line essential workers are putting themselves and their families at risk to help […]

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727 Seeks Help From Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot

727 Seeks Help From Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot

| March 25, 2020

Local 727 is continuing to do everything it can to combat the existing safety and job loss concerns that have arisen since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and recently sent a letter to Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker informing them of unauthorized furloughs implemented by some of Chicago’s largest employers. While the Local is pleased to […]

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