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CVS Claim that Negotiations are not “Personal” Spurs Outrage from Teamster Local 727 Bargaining Committee

CVS Claim that Negotiations are not “Personal” Spurs Outrage from Teamster Local 727 Bargaining Committee

| October 11, 2018

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 – CVS (NYSE: CVS) sparked outrage during negotiations with Teamsters Local 727 on Wednesday, October 3rd when the Company’s lead negotiator claimed that CVS’s tactics and proposals throughout more than two years of negotiations, which includes delays, disrespect and insulting proposals, are “not personal, just business.” “For CVS negotiators to suggest […]

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Union Ratifies New Contract with MV Chicago, Members to Receive Largest Wage Raise in Bargaining Unit History

Union Ratifies New Contract with MV Chicago, Members to Receive Largest Wage Raise in Bargaining Unit History

| October 11, 2018

Just two weeks after voting to authorize a strike, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by MV Transportation Chicago Division 135 overwhelmingly ratified the richest contract in bargaining unit history this past Saturday, October 6, 2018.  The new three-year agreement covering paratransit drivers, dispatchers, schedulers, reservationists, and payroll clerks includes historic wage raises and a large […]

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Local 727 Effects Change at IL Pharmacy Task Force Hearing

| October 5, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 remains at the forefront of the fight for pharmacy reform in Illinois. As the representative for hundreds of Osco and CVS pharmacists, Local 727 has witnessed firsthand the dangers understaffing pharmacies and overworking pharmacists can pose to both pharmacists and to the public at large.  This knowledge has driven the Union to […]

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Sour Over the Union’s Massive Arbitration Win, Chicago Tribune Attempts to Overturn Arbitration Award

Sour Over the Union’s Massive Arbitration Win, Chicago Tribune Attempts to Overturn Arbitration Award

| October 5, 2018

The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit last month against Teamsters Local 727 in an attempt to avoid paying nearly 120 Teamster newspaper truck drivers backpay awarded to them by a neutral arbitrator this past July.  Originating from a grievance filed in 2016, this arbitration sought to address the Company’s violation of the “gap pay” requirements […]

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Employee Safety Concerns Among Issues Addressed as Union and CDT Make Progress on Noneconomic Contract Proposals

| October 4, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, made significant progress on noneconomic contract proposals following productive bargaining sessions on Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd.  Throughout the latest bargaining sessions, Local 727 pressed CDT management to address employee safety issues, disciplinary procedures, and outstanding noneconomic proposals. “The safety […]

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