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Vitalant Members Overwhelmingly Ratify CBA with Near Decade-High Wage Raise

| September 13, 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, Teamsters Local 727 members employed as distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants by Vitalant overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.  Among the top achievements of the Union bargaining committee was the successful negotiation of a successor contract that contains the highest wage increase for Vitalant drivers in nearly a […]

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Local 727 Secures Tentative Agreement with Largest Wage Raise in a Decade for Vitalant Workers

| August 28, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee has successfully secured a tentative agreement on a new three-year Vitalant collective bargaining agreement covering distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants.  In addition to containing significant annual hourly wage raises—the largest wage increases for Vitalant workers in a decade—the tentatively agreed CBA also achieves the bargaining unit’s top goal […]

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Local 727 Informs the Public of Vitalant’s Disrespect for its Workers

Local 727 Informs the Public of Vitalant’s Disrespect for its Workers

| August 8, 2019

Yesterday, Teamsters Local 727 distributed flyers notifying the public of Vitalant’s poor treatment of its hardworking employees.  The Union called on the Des Plaines community to stand with workers and demand Vitalant reach a fair agreement with Local 727 that provides employees with livable wages and adequate health care coverage. “Throughout negotiations, Vitalant has summarily […]

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Vitalant Offers Little Significant Movement at the Bargaining Table Preventing Further Progress

| July 22, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and Vitalant reconvened negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement covering distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18.  While the Union attempted in good faith to engage Vitalant representatives in productive conversations, the Company’s continued refusal to make any significant movement on […]

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Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

| July 12, 2019

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continued on Tuesday, July 9 between Teamsters Local 727 and Vitalant.  Despite Vitalant’s abrupt departure from the parties’ last bargaining session, the Local 727 bargaining committee and management made progress towards reaching a fair agreement. The parties spent a significant portion of Tuesday’s negotiations bargaining over outstanding non-economic […]

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