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Proposed State Parking Tax Targets Chicago, Unreasonably Burdens Workers

Proposed State Parking Tax Targets Chicago, Unreasonably Burdens Workers

| May 24, 2019

Write your State Representative and Senator, Demand they Oppose a State Parking Tax Last week, Governor Pritzker released his “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan which proposes a 6-9% state parking tax be added on top of Chicago and Cook County’s already high parking tax rates in order to finance improvements to Illinois’ infrastructure.   The addition of […]

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Pritzker’s Proposal for State Parking Tax in ‘Rebuild Illinois’ Plan Will Do Real Harm to Illinois Business Climate

Pritzker’s Proposal for State Parking Tax in ‘Rebuild Illinois’ Plan Will Do Real Harm to Illinois Business Climate

| May 22, 2019

Confiscatory parking tax targets City and unreasonably burdens Chicago workers and businesses CHICAGO, May 22, 2019 –  The “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan recently released by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed a 6% tax on daily and hourly garage parking, as well as a whopping 9% tax on monthly and annual garage parking be added on […]

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Local 727 Wins 3rd Representation Election in 3 Months, Welcomes MV-283 Drivers to Union

| May 22, 2019

Drivers employed by MV Transportation, Inc. 283 VA Division overwhelmingly voted in favor of union representation on Friday, June 17.  The group of nearly 40 paratransit drivers selected Teamsters Local 727 as their sole collective bargaining representative by a staggering 4:1 ratio, becoming the third bargaining unit in approximately three months to vote in favor […]

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Local 727 Secures Alternative 401(k) Retirement Option for Master Trade Show Industry and Warehouse Contracts

Local 727 Secures Alternative 401(k) Retirement Option for Master Trade Show Industry and Warehouse Contracts

| May 22, 2019

Membership to Vote Between Cash Balance Plan and 401(k) Plan The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and Trade Show Contractors reconvened negotiations for a Master Trade Show Industry collective bargaining agreement, as well as Freeman warehouse and G.E.S. warehouse agreements on Thursday, May 16.  Local 727 trade show members previously voted to reject the employers’ […]

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Local 727 Member Rashonda Hudson’s Positivity at Lightfoot Inauguration Shines on Tribune Cover, Secretary-Treasurer Coli Congratulates Mayor Lightfoot

Local 727 Member Rashonda Hudson’s Positivity at Lightfoot Inauguration Shines on Tribune Cover, Secretary-Treasurer Coli Congratulates Mayor Lightfoot

| May 21, 2019

Longtime Teamsters Local 727 member Rashonda Hudson was featured on the cover of this morning’s Chicago Tribune after attending Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s inauguration yesterday. Hudson was quoted as saying, “I want it to be known that [Lori Lightfoot] supports the labor movement and the women out here working to support our families… She will make […]

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