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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FDSA Ratifies New Five-Year Contract

| August 17, 2017

Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago members ratified a new five-year contract that, among other things, maintains employer-paid participation in Teamsters Local 727 health and welfare, pension, and legal and education funds. The overall increase in benefit contributions come out to 39%, which the employer will pay over the course of the five-year agreement. […]

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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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