President John Coli Jr. presided as officers and representatives updated the membership on contracts, grievances, arbitrations and other union business during Teamsters Local 727’s general meeting on March 26. In the last month, Local 727 negotiated new contracts for Hawthorne ODT, Chicago Tribune drivers, and shuttle bus drivers and bellmen at the Orrington and […]
After bringing CVS to the brink of an arbitration hearing, Teamsters Local 727 negotiated a settlement to reinstate 12 pharmacists who had been laid off in March as a result of CVS store closures. All recalled pharmacists will be reinstated at their base hours held at the time of layoff. This settlement resolves a grievance […]
Teamsters Local No. 727 was awarded an arbitration win on behalf of the more than 500 Osco pharmacists it represents. Arbitrator Elliott H. Goldstein ordered Osco to “cease and desist from enforcing any requirement that staff or head pharmacists obtain outside flu clinics or leads for outside flu clinics” as part of their daily job […]
Last week, Local 727 filed a grievance due to Osco’s contract violation and past practices concerning new lab coat uniforms. During negotiations, members expressed concern over the quality and appearance of the lab coats provided by the employer. Instead of agreeing to provide better uniforms, Osco refused. As a result, the union stepped up to […]
An ordinance was recently introduced by Ald. Edward Burke that mirrors the language of House Bill 2392, which calls for new pharmacy work rules. Teamsters Local 727 is determined to see that the ordinance gets a fair hearing in the Chicago City Council. “We’re pleased that Alderman Burke has proposed this ordinance for deliberation,” said […]
Teamsters Local 727 last year met with Illinois state representatives and prepared proposals for new legislation aimed at addressing the concerns of Teamster-represented Osco and CVS pharmacists.