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Teamsters Local 727 Achieves Protections Against “New Technology” for Outside Bargaining Unit Members

Teamsters Local 727 Achieves Protections Against “New Technology” for Outside Bargaining Unit Members

| October 20, 2020

Shortly before the coronavirus pandemic began, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) management contacted the Union about Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The Company informed Union representatives that, with no notice to the Union, they had installed ELDs inside distribution members’ trucks. According to KDP management, ELDs are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and record […]

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Labor Services Solutions Forced by NLRB To Post Notice of Violations

Labor Services Solutions Forced by NLRB To Post Notice of Violations

| October 13, 2020

After illegally furloughing dozens of Union members who provide essential valet parking service to patients, visitors and staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) during the Covid-19 pandemic, valet company Labor Services Solutions, LLC (aka Valet Parking Authority Services) has now been ordered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to post and […]

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October General Membership Meeting Notice

October General Membership Meeting Notice

| October 11, 2020

In an effort to keep all of our 727 members safe the October General Membership meeting will be held via Zoom (details below).           October General Membership Meeting Details                                Date: October 25, 2020       […]

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First Transit Pays Thousands of Dollars in Lost Wages to University of Chicago Drivers

First Transit Pays Thousands of Dollars in Lost Wages to University of Chicago Drivers

| October 8, 2020

When Drivers at First Transit’s University of Chicago location informed the Union that they had not received the correct annual raise guaranteed by their CBA, representatives of the Union quickly filed a grievance.  In the course of investigating this issue, the Union discovered that not only were the reports from Drivers true, but a few of […]

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The Forge Recognizes Local 727 Lead Business Agent Caleen Carter-Patton’s Role in the Origin of the “Fight for 15” Campaign

The Forge Recognizes Local 727 Lead Business Agent Caleen Carter-Patton’s Role in the Origin of the “Fight for 15” Campaign

| September 30, 2020

Click here to read the story of the workers and organizers in Chicago — most of them women — whose efforts to build an organization of downtown workers helped to spark the national and global “Fight for 15” movement. One of those organizers was Local 727’s very own Caleen Carter-Patton, Lead Business Agent for groups including […]

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