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Local 727 Hosts Strike Anniversary Member Parties at Alsip, Niles Great Lakes Coca-Cola

Local 727 Hosts Strike Anniversary Member Parties at Alsip, Niles Great Lakes Coca-Cola

| December 11, 2017

On Tuesday, December 5, Teamsters Local 727 hosted member parties at Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution facilities in Alsip and Niles to mark the two-year strike anniversary. The arduous 28-day unfair labor practice strike in 2015 resulted in the ratification of a three-year contract covering more than 300 Coca-Cola Refreshments (now GLCCD) workers. The collective bargaining […]

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Local 727 Celebrates End of Cook County Soda Tax

Local 727 Celebrates End of Cook County Soda Tax

| December 1, 2017

November 30, 2017, marks a special day for beverage industry workers throughout the Chicago area. It was the last day of the Cook County Beverage Tax Ordinance, the onerous tax that threatened hundreds if not thousands of good paying union jobs. “We all have a real reason to celebrate as the carelessly implemented beverage tax […]

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Update: NLRB Issues Complaint Against Buddy’s Parking Company LLC, Hearing Set for March

| November 30, 2017

Earlier this year, Teamsters Local 727 filed three unfair labor practice charges against Buddy’s Parking, LLC. The charges allege a refusal to bargain in good faith with the Union based on Buddy’s refusal to process grievances, provide information and most seriously, its refusal to bargain over the effects of its total layoff of all bargaining […]

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Union Reaches Favorable Settlements for Chicago Tribune Drivers, Arbitrations Looming

Union Reaches Favorable Settlements for Chicago Tribune Drivers, Arbitrations Looming

| November 30, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 has resolved multiple outstanding arbitrations that were filed on behalf of Chicago Tribune drivers. Over the past year, two drivers were wrongfully taken off their bidded runs and assigned to other runs or routes without being paid fairly for the work. Local 727 filed grievances on behalf of these two drivers and […]

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Chicago Parking Valet’s Julio Gonzalez ARRESTED for Failing to Appear in Federal Court

| November 28, 2017

Julio Gonzalez of Chicago Parking Valet was taken into custody today by a U.S. Marshal. Only five business days prior, U.S. District Court Judge Joan B. Gottschell issued a bench warrant for Gonzalez’s arrest for his failure to appear in federal court and defend himself against a lawsuit filed by Teamsters Local 727 to enforce […]

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