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84 Days to Election Day: Local 727 Phone Banks for Pritzker and Pro-Labor Candidates

| August 14, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 Business Agents volunteered alongside fellow union members this past Wednesday to support J.B. Pritzker and all labor-friendly candidates up for election this November. The Business Agents spent more than three hours speaking to fellow union members about the issues that matter most to them and the importance of voting for candidates who […]

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Prop A Shot Down, Missourians Reject Right-to-Work Legislation

| August 10, 2018

Voters across Missouri united Tuesday to push back against big business, overwhelmingly rejecting an attempt to enact right-to-work legislation in the state. Voting two-to-one, hardworking Missourians overturned the 2017 RTW legislation forced through by the state Legislature and former governor after years of failed attempts, thereby preserving the ability of workers to band together to […]

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Local 727 Calls for Fair Treatment of Immigrant Workers on May Day

| May 1, 2018

Today, May 1st, known as May Day or International Workers’ Day, is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the hard-won rights workers have achieved throughout the years. May Day has its origins right here in Chicago when on May 4, 1886, violence broke out at a workers’ strike. The events of that day became known […]

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“Why I Wear Red:” A Message from John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 727

“Why I Wear Red:” A Message from John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 727

| April 10, 2018

The Teamsters Local 727 office staff and I are all wearing red today in support of the fight for pay equity. Today, April 10th, Equal Pay Day, is symbolic for how many days into this new year an average American woman has to work to earn the same amount of pay an average man earned […]

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Wear Red on Equal Pay Day to Show Your Support for Pay Equity

| April 5, 2018

Equal Pay Day will be observed nationwide on Tuesday, April 10th. This April date is symbolic for how many days into the new year an average American woman has to work to earn the same amount of pay an average man earned the previous year. Put another way, in the United States, women earn 80 […]

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