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Local 727 Drops Banner of Protest Against Navy Pier Executives

Local 727 Drops Banner of Protest Against Navy Pier Executives

| May 8, 2017

If you happened to be walking or driving under the Wabash Ave. bridge at the intersection of Illinois St. early this morning, then you saw Teamsters Local 727’s message to the public: PROBLEMS AT THE PIER! Security, Fire & Safety Officers JOBS AT RISK “We want everyone to know how despicable Navy Pier’s executives are by […]

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Unfair Labor Practices Could Lead to Teamsters Strike at Navy Pier

Unfair Labor Practices Could Lead to Teamsters Strike at Navy Pier

| May 5, 2017

Local 727 Fighting to Save Security, Fire & Safety Officers’ Jobs In February 2017, Navy Pier Inc. (NPI) – the company that manages Navy Pier – issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace 43 fire safety and security officers after originally withdrawing the RFP in October 2016. These officers are currently employed by SMG and […]

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Funeral Directors Take Advantage of Union’s Free Spring CE Seminar

Funeral Directors Take Advantage of Union’s Free Spring CE Seminar

| May 5, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 funeral directors learned about federal mediation and conciliation service, Nova Care, estate planning, embalming a diabetes case, and the proper treatment of tissue restoration during the union’s semi-annual continuing education seminar held on Wednesday, May 3, at the Union Hall in Park Ridge. Local 727 offered the program free of charge to members […]

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Local 727 and SCI Move Closer to Agreement on New Contract

| May 4, 2017

Representatives of Teamsters Local 727 and Service Corporation International moved closer to a new collective bargaining agreement in the latest round of negotiations held May 2, 2017. The previous agreement expired June 30, 2016. Down from nine provisions after the last bargaining session, five provisions now remain outstanding: Wages Overtime after 8 hours/day Vacation, and […]

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Local 727 Marches for Workers’ Rights on May Day, 2017

Local 727 Marches for Workers’ Rights on May Day, 2017

| May 3, 2017

Despite the dreary weather, the staff and members of Teamsters Local 727 came out in full force to celebrate International Workers’ Day, May 1, 2017. James Wright, a member who works for Buddy’s Parking, was even interviewed by WGN-TV. The rally was a festive occasion marked by lots of dancing, singing and chanting, and attended […]

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