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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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Local 727 Volunteers for John Fritchey on Illinois Primary Day

Local 727 Volunteers for John Fritchey on Illinois Primary Day

| March 23, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20th, nearly 40 representatives and members of Teamsters Local 727 braved cold and windy conditions to support the re-election of John Fritchey to the Cook County Board of Commissioners by canvassing. Though Fritchey, who represents Cook County’s 12th District, ended up losing his battle, it was not without a good fight from […]

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Teamsters Celebrate Women’s History Month

Teamsters Celebrate Women’s History Month

| March 1, 2018

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Teamsters Union honors women’s accomplishments during this month, while championing progress and celebrating women’s achievements year-round. Teamster women are strong and committed to improving the lives and working conditions of all workers. Throughout the Teamsters’ 115-year history, women have played a critical […]

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