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Tribune Engages in Bad Faith and Regressive Effects Bargaining Over Proposed Lay-Offs

Tribune Engages in Bad Faith and Regressive Effects Bargaining Over Proposed Lay-Offs

| June 25, 2020

After weeks of bargaining in bad faith, failing to make substantive movement from its initial lay-off proposal, giving the Union unreasonable and arbitrary response deadlines and unlawfully threatening the Union with a “take it or leave it” approach, the Chicago Tribune unilaterally implemented a regressive proposal to lay-off  the two least senior drivers in the […]

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SHAME ON YOU CHICAGO TRIBUNE!

SHAME ON YOU CHICAGO TRIBUNE!

| March 25, 2020

Across the nation, city and state governments are mandating “shelter-in-place” orders to protect American workers and slow the spread of COVID-19. During these shelter-in-place orders, only businesses that are deemed “essential” are able to operate. Many of these companies know that these front-line essential workers are putting themselves and their families at risk to help […]

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PBGC Approves Local 727 and the Chicago Tribune Pension Funds’ Merger

PBGC Approves Local 727 and the Chicago Tribune Pension Funds’ Merger

| June 25, 2019

This past November, the Teamsters Local Union No. 727 Pension Plan Board of Trustees and Chicago Newspaper Publishers Drivers Union Pension Fund representatives reached an agreement to merge the two pension funds and, in doing so, saved the pensions of approximately 850 participants.  The absorption of the struggling Chicago Tribune Pension Fund by the well-funded […]

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District Judge Dismisses Chicago Tribune Attempt to Overturn Arbitration Award, Sides with Local 727

| June 13, 2019

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Manish Shah dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Chicago Tribune against Teamsters Local 727 and, as a result, blocked the Company’s attempt to overturn the July 2018 “gap pay” arbitration award. The arbitration award was issued last year by arbitrator Amedeo Greco.  The neutral arbitrator determined that the Tribune […]

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Local 727 and the Chicago Tribune Reach Agreement on $68 Million Pension Fund Merger

Local 727 and the Chicago Tribune Reach Agreement on $68 Million Pension Fund Merger

| November 12, 2018

Nearly 850 Participants’ Pensions Saved! Following years of negotiations, trustees for the Teamsters Local Union No. 727 Pension Plan and the Chicago Newspaper Publishers Drivers Union Pension Fund, the pension fund of Local 727-represented Chicago Tribune delivery drivers, have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a pension merger which saves the pensions of […]

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