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FDSA Still Wants Wage Freeze and Has Yet to Agree on Fair Solution to Local 727 Member Benefits

| June 20, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 and Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA) engaged in a third round of negotiations for a new contract last week. While the union and FDSA came to agreement on several minor issues, FDSA management still insists on a wage freeze for the entire term of the contract. The owners have […]

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Can the Tax Rally, June 27

Can the Tax Rally, June 27

| June 19, 2017

Please save the date for the Can the Tax campaign’s rally to be held on Tuesday, June 27th, at the James R. Thompson Center’s outdoor plaza (100 W Randolph St.) from 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 AM. The rally will bring together coalition partners to highlight […]

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Local 727 Files Labor Board Charge Against CVS for Unilateral Changes Affecting Part-Time Employees

| June 13, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 filed an unfair labor practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against CVS for implementing unlawful unilateral changes concerning part-time employees. After recently instituting a new time-keeping system for part-time employees, CVS, without notifying or bargaining with the union, is now requiring part-time pharmacists to clock in and […]

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Illinois Labor Society Walking Tour

Illinois Labor Society Walking Tour

| June 13, 2017

Tour of The Historic Pullman District Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee will be hosting a walking tour of the Historic Pullman District on Saturday July 8, 2017. The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. We meet at 11141 South Cottage Grove. Women Committee members are free to participate. The fee for family and friends is $10 […]

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SMG Won’t Budge on Severance Pay, Health Care Benefits for Laid Off Workers at McCormick Place

| June 13, 2017

BARGAINING UPDATE Teamsters Local 727 met recently with SMG management for effects bargaining from the lay-off of 32 security officers at McCormick Place. The company has refused to discuss any severance pay or provide health care benefits to the laid off workers unless the union agrees to have members relinquish their recall rights. Prior to […]

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