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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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Union Ratifies New Contract with MV Chicago, Members to Receive Largest Wage Raise in Bargaining Unit History

Union Ratifies New Contract with MV Chicago, Members to Receive Largest Wage Raise in Bargaining Unit History

| October 11, 2018

Just two weeks after voting to authorize a strike, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by MV Transportation Chicago Division 135 overwhelmingly ratified the richest contract in bargaining unit history this past Saturday, October 6, 2018.  The new three-year agreement covering paratransit drivers, dispatchers, schedulers, reservationists, and payroll clerks includes historic wage raises and a large […]

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Employee Safety Concerns Among Issues Addressed as Union and CDT Make Progress on Noneconomic Contract Proposals

| October 4, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, made significant progress on noneconomic contract proposals following productive bargaining sessions on Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd.  Throughout the latest bargaining sessions, Local 727 pressed CDT management to address employee safety issues, disciplinary procedures, and outstanding noneconomic proposals. “The safety […]

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With Strike Looming, Union and MV Transportation Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

With Strike Looming, Union and MV Transportation Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

| September 28, 2018

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and MV Transportation, Inc. have reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement covering paratransit drivers, dispatchers, schedulers, and reservationists based out of MV Transportation Division 135. Yesterday, following a marathon bargaining session during which Local 727 and MV management spent nearly 10 hours at the […]

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