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Local 727 Pharmacists Address Illinois Pharmacy Task Force, Urge Members to Support 8-Hour Workday Limit in the Interest of Public Safety

| August 16, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 pharmacists and representatives attended the final meeting of the Illinois Pharmaceutical Task Force this past Tuesday to reemphasize the importance of an 8-hour limit on the workdays of Illinois pharmacists’ working in the retail setting.  While the Task Force initially denied pharmacists the chance to speak during its June meeting, after two […]

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Loews Chicago O’Hare Shuttle Drivers Unanimously Ratify New CBA with Wage Raises, New Retirement Plan Option, and Scheduling Improvements

| August 15, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Loews Chicago O’Hare voted unanimously on Friday to ratify a successor collective bargaining agreement secured by the Union last month.  Along with wage raises and the introduction of a 401(k) retirement plan option, the new 4-year agreement covering Loews shuttle drivers also includes a number of scheduling improvements. Under […]

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PHOTOS: Local 727 Hosts Annual Paratransit Cookouts for MV and First Transit Members

PHOTOS: Local 727 Hosts Annual Paratransit Cookouts for MV and First Transit Members

| August 14, 2019

This summer, Teamsters Local 727 hosted its annual paratransit cookouts for MV Transportation, Inc. and First Transit members at the companies’ Chicago and North Cook facilities.  Hundreds of hardworking members stopped by to pick up grilled sausages, hot dogs, and bratwursts, as well as catch-up on the latest Local 727 happenings. “Our paratransit members work […]

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Do YOU Know Your Weingarten Rights?

| August 13, 2019

Disciplinary Write-Up Removed from Member’s Record After Union’s Quick Action A dispatcher employed by First Transit DuPage recently had a disciplinary write-up removed from his employment record thanks to the quick action of Teamsters Local 727. When called into a disciplinary meeting with First Transit management, the Local 727 member invoked his Weingarten rights and […]

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Local 727’s Calls for a Revote on 12-Hour Day Succeed, IL Pharmacy Task Force to Address Issue at August 13 Meeting

| August 12, 2019

For two months, Teamsters Local 727 has demanded the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force revote its motion recommending a pharmacist’s workday be capped at 12 hours.  The Union’s persistence was rewarded last week when it was informed that the Task Force will motion for a revote at its meeting tomorrow, August 13. Local 727’s calls […]

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