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Local 727 Representatives Attend SCI Shareholder Meeting and Demand Independent SCI Board Chairman

| July 17, 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, a Teamsters Local 727 representative travelled to Service Corporation International’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in Houston, Texas in May to continue to insist on the appointment of an independent Board of Directors Chairman and to speak to the Board about the ongoing concerns of Funeral Directors in the Chicago market. Speaking […]

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PHOTOS: Funeral Members Gain New Insight at Union CE Seminar

PHOTOS: Funeral Members Gain New Insight at Union CE Seminar

| June 18, 2018

  Funeral directors and embalmers attended the Teamsters Local 727 continuing education seminar on Wednesday, June 13th at the Union meeting hall in Park Ridge. Local 727 hosts the six-hour seminar, which is free to members in good standing, twice each year.  Those funeral industry members in attendance have the opportunity to earn up to […]

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PHOTOS: Funeral Professionals Earn Continuing Education Hours at Union’s Fall Semi-Annual Seminar

PHOTOS: Funeral Professionals Earn Continuing Education Hours at Union’s Fall Semi-Annual Seminar

| January 8, 2018

  More than 60 funeral directors and embalmers participated in Teamsters Local 727’s semi-annual continuing education seminar on Wednesday, December 13, at the Union Hall in Park Ridge. The six-hour program featured the following topics and presenters: • “Gunshot Wounds Determining Distance,” presented by Gale Bednar Keefe • “Cabbage vs. CABG,” presented by Gale Bednar […]

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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Teamsters Local 727 And Against Cremation Society of Illinois

| August 29, 2017

Cremation Society’s ‘One Man Bargaining Unit’ Theory Dashed On August 28, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Teamsters Local Union No. 727 and against Cremation Society of Illinois and Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center.  Central to the case was Olson Burke/Sullivan’s attempt to renege on all obligations under its Union contract […]

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SCI Ratifies New Four-Year Contract

| August 21, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Service Corporation International ratified a new four-year contract that retroactively started on July 1, 2016 and expires on June 30, 2020. The Local 727 bargaining committee was able to successfully combat the company’s 95 separate contract proposals to preserve many important provisions that are vital to the membership. Among […]

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