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SCI Continues to Stall at the Bargaining Table

SCI Continues to Stall at the Bargaining Table

| August 26, 2020

On Tuesday August 18th, Teamsters Local 727 kicked off the seventh-round of negotiations with funeral giant Service Corporation International (SCI) by pressing SCI for an update on the five female Funeral Directors who the Union discovered had been hired under scale and to whom SCI had failed to give some of the negotiated across the […]

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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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