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Local 727 Honors Longtime Brookfield Zoo Member and Former Steward Dave Thornton

Local 727 Honors Longtime Brookfield Zoo Member and Former Steward Dave Thornton

| June 9, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Union reports the passing of Teamster Brother Dave Thornton, a long time Brookfield Zoo member and former Union Steward who passed away on May 30, 2020.  Dave was a 35-year member of Teamster Locals 726 and 727 who started working at the Chicago Zoological Society in 1988. […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Practice and Grievance Against Chicago Zoological Society Demanding Reinstatement of Furloughed Members

Teamsters Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Practice and Grievance Against Chicago Zoological Society Demanding Reinstatement of Furloughed Members

| April 6, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, many have referred to the Teamster Local 727 members employed by the Chicago Zoological Society at the Brookfield Zoo as hidden heroes. While the media and public have rightfully recognized medical professionals and grocery store employees during this unprecedented time, sometimes those behind the scenes can […]

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Brookfield Zoo Members’ Creative Repurposing of Christmas Trees Spotlighted by Local News

| February 3, 2020

Members of the community came together this holiday season to decorate over 600 trees at Brookfield Zoo’s annual Tree Trim.  But what happens to all those trees after the holidays are over? Teamsters Local 727 members employed by the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo repurposed many of the leftover trees, giving them a second […]

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Holiday Magic is Back at Brookfield Zoo!

| November 25, 2019

Looking for a fun way to support your Teamsters Local 727 Brothers and Sisters?  Bundle up the family and bring everyone down to the Chicago Zoological Society’s Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo! Stop by Chicagoland’s largest and longest running lights festival to see over one million holiday lights, participate in festive activities, and practice your […]

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Brookfield Zoo and Hyatt Named “Highest-Rated Workplaces in Chicago”

| October 24, 2018

Employees of Brookfield Zoo and Hyatt—companies which employ more than 250 Teamsters Local 727 members—have rated the companies as two of the top places to work in the Chicagoland area. NBC Chicago reported Brookfield Zoo as coming in at number two on the list with employees stating the “culture and work-life balance to be positive […]

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