Cook DuPage Transportation’s Last Minute Refusal to Meet Industry Standards Offends Local 727 Paratransit Workers

| November 8, 2018

CHICAGO, November 8, 2018 – Cook DuPage Transportation Co., Inc. (CDT), a subsidiary of National Express (LSE: NEX), not only continues to drag its feet during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 727, but has offended more than 750 Teamster paratransit workers with its last-minute meager economic package proposal. The union […]

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Union Successfully Secures New Tentative Agreements and Contract Extension with CDT

| November 1, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Cook DuPage Transportation, a subsidiary of National Express, continue to make progress on the negotiation of a successor collective bargaining agreement covering more than 750 Teamsters employed by the paratransit company.  During the parties’ meeting on Tuesday, October 30th, the Local 727 bargaining committee succeeded in securing multiple tentative agreements with […]

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Local 727 Secures Tentative Agreement with CDT that Enhances and Streamlines the Grievance Procedure

| October 24, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, met Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd to continue negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.  The current CBA covering paratransit drivers, porters, dispatchers, recon, and customer service representatives expires on October 31st. During the latest negotiating sessions, the Union bargaining […]

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University of Chicago Shuttle Bus Drivers Ratify First Teamster CBA

| October 23, 2018

Just a few short months after 100% of participants voted “YES” for Teamsters Local 727 representation, 47 University of Chicago shuttle bus drivers employed by First Transit have ratified their first Teamster collective bargaining agreement.  On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the newest members of Local 727 overwhelmingly voted to ratify a three-year agreement which includes […]

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Union Succeeds in Securing Backpay for Member Wrongfully Removed from Service

| October 15, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 recently settled a grievance and secured backpay for a paratransit driver employed by MV Transportation who was unjustly removed from service. In March 2018, the driver was removed from service for more than a week over an alleged incident that was ultimately meritless.  Immediately upon learning of the incident, Local 727 filed […]

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