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MARCH FRIDAY to Support the Loyola Graduate Workers’ Union as they Fight for Recognition and a Fair Contract

| November 7, 2019

The Loyola Graduate Workers’ Union, which represents Loyola University graduate students who work as teaching assistants, research assistants, program assistants, and fellowship teachers, has been fighting for nearly three years for recognition and a seat at the bargaining table.  The workers have demanded livable wages and recognition since February 2017. On November 22, the Trump […]

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Chicago Tribune Article Highlights Teamsters’ Refusal to Cross Teacher Picket Lines

Chicago Tribune Article Highlights Teamsters’ Refusal to Cross Teacher Picket Lines

| October 28, 2019

Classes in public schools across Chicago were cancelled for an eighth day today as members of the Chicago Teachers Union continue their strike and fight to improve working conditions and schools. In the days since the strike first began, members of Teamsters Local 705 who are employed as UPS drivers have refused to cross the […]

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Show Your Support for Fellow Union Members, Join the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 at a Rally THIS SATURDAY

Show Your Support for Fellow Union Members, Join the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 at a Rally THIS SATURDAY

| October 25, 2019

Over 25,000 teachers and public school support staff are preparing to enter their second week on strike.  The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 members have been fighting to secure a fair contract that enhances working conditions and improves schools.  Their fight is one for fair treatment, both for workers and students. Teamsters Local […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Supports Mayor Lightfoot’s Congestion Tax on Uber, Lyft Rides

| October 22, 2019

CHICAGO, October 22, 2019 – Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. today announced the union’s support of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to apply a new congestion tax to ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft. According to a recent press release from the Mayor’s Office, Mayor Lightfoot’s plan seeks to reduce congestion and vehicle […]

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Local 727 is Proud to Stand in Solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union as they Fight for a Better Contract and Better Schools

| October 17, 2019

According to the Chicago Teachers Union, 25,000 teachers, clinicians, teaching assistants, and other public school support staff initiated a strike today at over 500 city schools after ten months of bargaining with the Chicago Public Schools failed to produce a fair contract. “Local 727 is proud to stand in solidarity with CTU teachers, nurses, and […]

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