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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Local 727 Members at Brookfield Zoo Featured in Sun Times Article for National Zookeeper Week

| July 20, 2018

In honor of National Zookeeper Week, Teamsters Local 727 members Dara Kelly and Nava Greenblatt were recently featured in a Chicago Sun Times article: “As National Zookeeper Week is set to kick off on July 15, two employees at Brookfield Zoo recently sat down with the Chicago Sun-Times to describe their jobs as the first […]

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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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