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Local 727 Secures Tentative Agreement with FDSA, Avoids Wage Freeze

| July 14, 2017

After countless hours and several rounds of negotiations, Teamsters Local 727 has secured a tentative agreement with Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA). Throughout negotiations and up to and including the last day, FDSA insisted on including a wage freeze in year 1 of a five-year agreement. FDSA also expressed its unwillingness to […]

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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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In Initial Proposed Contract Changes, FDSA Wants Draconian Cuts Made to Local 727 Funeral Member Pay and Benefits

| May 30, 2017

New contract negotiations between Teamsters Local 727 and Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA) were held May 25, 2017. The talks centered on FDSA’s proposed contract changes, many of which could best be characterized as punitive toward Teamster funeral directors, embalmers, and drivers. Among the changes FDSA proposed are cuts to sick, personal […]

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Funeral Directors Take Advantage of Union’s Free Spring CE Seminar

Funeral Directors Take Advantage of Union’s Free Spring CE Seminar

| May 5, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 funeral directors learned about federal mediation and conciliation service, Nova Care, estate planning, embalming a diabetes case, and the proper treatment of tissue restoration during the union’s semi-annual continuing education seminar held on Wednesday, May 3, at the Union Hall in Park Ridge. Local 727 offered the program free of charge to members […]

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Local 727 and SCI Move Closer to Agreement on New Contract

| May 4, 2017

Representatives of Teamsters Local 727 and Service Corporation International moved closer to a new collective bargaining agreement in the latest round of negotiations held May 2, 2017. The previous agreement expired June 30, 2016. Down from nine provisions after the last bargaining session, five provisions now remain outstanding: Wages Overtime after 8 hours/day Vacation, and […]

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