Local 727 Secures Retroactivity Agreement for all Trade Show Industry Members

| December 21, 2018

While Teamsters Local 727, Freeman Decorating Company, and Global Exposition Services (G.E.S.) have made significant progress during negotiations for new trade show industry collective bargaining agreements, the issue of the Central States Pension Fund has not yet been completely decided.  As such, negotiations for a new master trade show industry, Freeman warehouse, and G.E.S. warehouse […]

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Unprepared GES Cancels Meeting Minutes Before Negotiations are Set to Resume

| November 28, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Global Exposition Services were set to resume negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement covering employees working in the G.E.S. warehouse on Thursday, November 15th at the Local 727 office. While the date and location were agreed upon by both parties two weeks in advance, Local 727 received a call a […]

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Union and Freeman Make Significant Progress on Warehouse Contract Negotiations

| November 20, 2018

On November 13th, Teamsters Local 727 and Freeman Decorating Company made significant progress towards reaching an agreement for a new contract covering employees in Freeman’s warehouse.  Upon reconvening negotiations this past week, the parties successfully reached tentative agreements on several non-economic issues including paid time off and seniority. Local 727 and Freeman have reached a […]

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Local 727 Opens Trade Show and Trade Show Warehouse Contract Negotiations with Proposal to Withdraw from Failing Central States Pension Fund

| November 13, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and representatives of Freeman Decorating Company and Global Exposition Services (GES) opened negotiations on Friday, November 2nd for a new trade show industry master collective bargaining agreement as well as CBAs covering Teamsters employed in the Freeman and GES warehouses. The Local 727 bargaining committees opened negotiations by presenting each Company with […]

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Local 727 Trade Show Members Refuse to Cross UNITE HERE Strike Line Sanctioned by Joint Council 25

| September 14, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 trade show industry members are honoring the strike lines of their fellow union Brothers and Sisters of UNITE HERE Local 1, which has been sanctioned by Joint Council 25 at 26 Chicagoland hotels. Upon seeing UNITE HERE members and hotel employees on strike, Local 727 trade show warehouse members employed by Freeman […]

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