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Longtime Local 727 Member Howard Switalla Volunteers to Assist in New York during Coronavirus Pandemic

Longtime Local 727 Member Howard Switalla Volunteers to Assist in New York during Coronavirus Pandemic

| April 27, 2020

Not all heroes wear capes.  Some heroes wear a suit and tie and went to mortuary school.  While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge through the United States, Chicagoland area funeral directors, embalmers, livery drivers, and grave diggers, over 350 of which are members of Teamsters Local 727, continue to put the needs of grieving […]

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PHOTOS: Local 727’s Winter CE Seminar Sees Tremendous Turnout

PHOTOS: Local 727’s Winter CE Seminar Sees Tremendous Turnout

| January 16, 2020

Last month, Teamsters Local 727 hosted its winter continuing education seminar on Wednesday, December 4 in the Union’s Park Ridge meeting hall.  The bi-annual seminar, which is free to Local 727 members in good standing, had a near record-high turnout with 80 funeral-industry professionals participating. The 2019 winter seminar offers funeral directors and embalmers the […]

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Register for Local 727’s Free Winter CE Seminar Today

| November 20, 2019

Registration is now open for Teamsters Local 727’s winter continuing education seminar for funeral directors and embalmers, which will be held from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 in the Union’s meeting hall in Park Ridge. The biannual seminar is free for Local 727 members in good standing.  For licensees who are […]

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NLRB Finds Merit with Union’s ULP Charge against Chicago Jewish Funerals

| November 14, 2019

Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board recently informed Teamsters Local 727 that it has found merit with an unfair labor practice charge filed by the Union against Chicago Jewish Funerals. Local 727 initially filed the ULP charge after Chicago Jewish Funerals informed the Union that the Company would not honor the agreement reached […]

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Local 727 Files ULP Charges Against Chicago Jewish Funerals Over Company’s Regressive Bargaining and Threats of Retaliation

| August 21, 2019

For nearly two years, Teamsters Local 727 has bargained in good faith with representatives of Chicago Jewish Funerals as the parties worked to reach a fair agreement over a successor collective bargaining agreement covering funeral directors, embalmers, and auto livery drivers.  Though Company representatives agreed to a Union proposal which included full retroactivity, Chicago Jewish […]

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