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Union Works to Save Zookeepers’ Jobs in Exchange for Settling Absenteeism Policy

| November 22, 2017

In its history with Teamsters Local 727, Brookfield Zoo has never identified and slated active bargaining unit employees for layoff. Recently, however, the Zoo informed Local 727 that four non-probationary bargaining unit employees, who have a combined 50 years of service to the Zoo, would be laid off. Local 727 has entered into an agreement […]

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Stewards Spotlight: Lisa McAuliffe and Carrie Sapienza of the Chicago Zoological Society

Stewards Spotlight: Lisa McAuliffe and Carrie Sapienza of the Chicago Zoological Society

| October 18, 2017

Long-time Teamsters Local 727 members and 25-year Chicago Zoological Society employees Lisa McAuliffe and Carrie Sapienza are integral to the Chicago Zoological Society’s successful operations. As stewards, they also are the keen eyes and ears of Local 727 on the job. “I see my job as steward as a helper and as someone who works […]

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Brookfield Zoo First in the World to Receive Humane Certification

Brookfield Zoo First in the World to Receive Humane Certification

| June 30, 2016

Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to receive humane certification from American Humane Association for the treatment of its animals.

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Brookfield Zoo Members Ratify New Five-Year Contract

Brookfield Zoo Members Ratify New Five-Year Contract

| June 13, 2016

Teamsters Local 727-represented Brookfield Zoo workers on June 1 overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new five-year contract that preserves union health care benefits for nearly 300 members.

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Teamsters, Brookfield Zoo Management Reach Tentative Agreement, Preserve Workers’ Health Care

| April 21, 2016

The Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee and Chicago Zoological Society management on April 21 reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract, which preserves health care benefits for nearly 300 workers at Brookfield Zoo.

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