Local 727 Funeral Director Jim Trolia & Family Featured in The Beverly Review for Offering High Quality Service to their Community

| July 18, 2019

Longtime Teamsters Local 727 member Jim Trolia, owner and funeral director of Beverly Ridge Funeral Home, was featured alongside his family this week in The Beverly Review.  The community newspaper highlighted the Mt. Greenwood funeral home’s longtime, high quality services and the dedication of the Trolia family to their community. According to The Beverly Review: “As […]

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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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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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