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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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Local 727 Continues to Stand Firm on Remaining Outstanding Issues in Contract Negotiations with SCI

| March 23, 2017

Representatives of Local 727 and Service Corporation International engaged in another round of negotiations for a successor agreement to the collective bargaining agreement, which expired June 30, 2016. Union representatives stood firm in their arguments and did not concede any ground on the nine provisions that remain outstanding: Article 2.4 – enrollment forms Article 3.1 […]

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Local 727 Protects Members’ Rights & Benefits in Latest Round of Contract Negotiations with SCI

| March 13, 2017

Representatives of Local 727 and Service Corporation International engaged in another round of negotiations for a successor agreement to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which expired June 30, 2016. Union representatives fought for and were able to preserve much of the current contract language (CCL) of the previous CBA. “SCI seems to love gutting the […]

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