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PHOTOS: Union Hosts Barbecue for MV Transportation Chicago, Division 135

PHOTOS: Union Hosts Barbecue for MV Transportation Chicago, Division 135

| August 11, 2017

  Teamsters Local 727 hosted a barbecue for MV Transportation Chicago, Division 135 members on August 10. Many members stopped by the Local 727 barbecue tent to enjoy the grilled fare. Rita Hearns said, “This is my first day on the job and look what I came to – a wonderful welcoming. I’m glad I […]

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Union and First Transit DuPage Begin Contract Negotiations on a Positive Note

| August 11, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 and First Transit DuPage commenced negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday, August 7 and again on Tuesday, August 8. The talks were productive, as the parties found agreement on several non-economic issues. The parties reached a tentative agreement on the following: Drivers will no longer be required or scheduled […]

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PHOTOS: Union Hosts 2nd Annual Barbecue for Paratransit Members

PHOTOS: Union Hosts 2nd Annual Barbecue for Paratransit Members

| July 28, 2017

  Teamsters Local 727 hosted a barbecue for First Transit Chicago members on July 26. It was one of several barbecues the Union is hosting for paratransit drivers this summer. This is the second consecutive year the Union is hosting barbecues for its paratransit membership. Coming off or before beginning their shifts, members enjoyed freshly […]

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Union Wins Grievance Against CDT

| July 18, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 recently won a grievance against Cook-DuPage Transportation when CDT terminated a long-time employee without just cause. Through the grievance process, the union fought for and secured the employee’s return to work to her old classification with no loss of seniority. “This is one in a long line of wins for the union […]

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Steward Profile: Dennis Wilson of MV Transportation, North Cook

Steward Profile: Dennis Wilson of MV Transportation, North Cook

| May 12, 2017

“It’s like a family.” These words nicely sum up Dennis Wilson’s feelings about being a member of Teamsters Local 727. A paratransit driver for 14 years, Dennis was one of the original employees of MV Transportation’s Niles facility when the drivers were organized to join Local 727 back in 2008. Dennis loves being a member […]

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