OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

CVS Delays Selection of Dates to Meet with Union for Next Round of Negotiations

| October 27, 2017

CVS is yet again delaying selecting dates to meet with Teamsters Local 727 for the next round of bargaining for a new contract. The Parties last met on October 3, 2017. Prior to that meeting, the Union demanded, but CVS refused, to select additional dates beyond October 3rd, indicating instead that it would select one […]

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Improved Pharmacy Work Standards Championed by Local 727 Up for Possible Vote in Chicago City Council

| October 26, 2017

Teamsters Local 727’s efforts at reforming pharmacist work standards are now closer to becoming reality in Chicago. According to a recent article published in the Chicago Tribune, on Oct. 10, the City Council Finance Committee approved a proposal containing all the provisions Local 727 and pharmacists have long pushed for. The proposed legislation includes limits […]

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Local 727 Obtains Reinstatement and Back-Pay for Unjustly Laid Off Edward Hotel Workers

| October 26, 2017

Five Edward Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Express O’Hare Rosemont) shuttle bus drivers were returned to work after being unjustly laid off because of an alleged revocation of Edward Hotel’s Department of Transportation registration. Just like it did in August, Teamsters Local 727 acted immediately upon learning of the layoff and filed an unfair labor practice […]

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Union’s Investigation into “4 and Go” and Removals from Service Reveals Contract Violations by the Employer

| October 20, 2017

Recently, Teamsters Local 727 members notified the Union that National Express d/b/a Cook DuPage Transportation (CDT) was not assigning “4 and Go’s” pursuant to the contract. Immediately after receiving this information from the members, Local 727 began an investigation and sent an information request to the Company. In response to the Union’s information request, Local […]

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The Strength and Persistence of Local 727 Results in Creation of a Bypass to Osco’s Biometric System

| October 19, 2017

Earlier this year, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Osco for violating the collective bargaining agreement by its unilateral implementation of a biometric system which prevented pharmacists from taking uninterrupted breaks. Osco and Local 727 were unable to resolve the issue during the grievance process. The Union then submitted the grievance to arbitration. In […]

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