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PHOTOS: Local 727 Hosts Annual Paratransit Cookouts for MV and First Transit Members

PHOTOS: Local 727 Hosts Annual Paratransit Cookouts for MV and First Transit Members

| August 14, 2019

This summer, Teamsters Local 727 hosted its annual paratransit cookouts for MV Transportation, Inc. and First Transit members at the companies’ Chicago and North Cook facilities.  Hundreds of hardworking members stopped by to pick up grilled sausages, hot dogs, and bratwursts, as well as catch-up on the latest Local 727 happenings. “Our paratransit members work […]

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Do YOU Know Your Weingarten Rights?

| August 13, 2019

Disciplinary Write-Up Removed from Member’s Record After Union’s Quick Action A dispatcher employed by First Transit DuPage recently had a disciplinary write-up removed from his employment record thanks to the quick action of Teamsters Local 727. When called into a disciplinary meeting with First Transit management, the Local 727 member invoked his Weingarten rights and […]

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Wage Raises and Affordable Health Care Options are Coming to MV-135 Workers After Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Economic Agreement

| August 5, 2019

On Friday, MV Transportation, Inc. drivers, dispatchers, reservationists, schedulers, and payroll clerks servicing the MV Chicago 135 Division overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying the terms of the wages and health care reopener secured by Teamsters Local 727 last month. Under the newly ratified agreement, all eligible Local 727 members will receive a $0.50 wage […]

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Local 727 Wins 3rd Representation Election in 3 Months, Welcomes MV-283 Drivers to Union

| May 22, 2019

Drivers employed by MV Transportation, Inc. 283 VA Division overwhelmingly voted in favor of union representation on Friday, June 17.  The group of nearly 40 paratransit drivers selected Teamsters Local 727 as their sole collective bargaining representative by a staggering 4:1 ratio, becoming the third bargaining unit in approximately three months to vote in favor […]

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Local 727 Files Petition on Behalf of MV VA Paratransit Workers for Representation Election

| May 15, 2019

On Friday, April 26, Teamsters Local 727 filed a petition for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board after an overwhelming majority of MV Transportation, Inc. 283 VA Division paratransit drivers expressed interest in being represented by Local 727. The group of approximately 40 drivers will be the second MV unit this spring […]

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