OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Funeral Directors Take Advantage of Union’s Free Spring CE Seminar

Funeral Directors Take Advantage of Union’s Free Spring CE Seminar

| May 5, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 funeral directors learned about federal mediation and conciliation service, Nova Care, estate planning, embalming a diabetes case, and the proper treatment of tissue restoration during the union’s semi-annual continuing education seminar held on Wednesday, May 3, at the Union Hall in Park Ridge. Local 727 offered the program free of charge to members […]

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Local 727 and SCI Move Closer to Agreement on New Contract

| May 4, 2017

Representatives of Teamsters Local 727 and Service Corporation International moved closer to a new collective bargaining agreement in the latest round of negotiations held May 2, 2017. The previous agreement expired June 30, 2016. Down from nine provisions after the last bargaining session, five provisions now remain outstanding: Wages Overtime after 8 hours/day Vacation, and […]

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Local 727 Marches for Workers’ Rights on May Day, 2017

Local 727 Marches for Workers’ Rights on May Day, 2017

| May 3, 2017

Despite the dreary weather, the staff and members of Teamsters Local 727 came out in full force to celebrate International Workers’ Day, May 1, 2017. James Wright, a member who works for Buddy’s Parking, was even interviewed by WGN-TV. The rally was a festive occasion marked by lots of dancing, singing and chanting, and attended […]

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PHOTOS: Local 727 Membership Called to Rally for Immigrants, Workers on May Day

PHOTOS: Local 727 Membership Called to Rally for Immigrants, Workers on May Day

| May 1, 2017

  President John Coli Jr. presided as officers and representatives updated the membership on contracts, grievances, arbitrations and other union business during Teamsters Local 727’s general meeting on April 30. In the last month, Local 727 negotiated and ratified new contracts with Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Hilton O’Hare, MPEA Receiving, and Standard Parking Shuttle. SP Shuttle […]

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Local 727 Pickets Prime Parking for Unlawful Behavior

Local 727 Pickets Prime Parking for Unlawful Behavior

| April 28, 2017

For several days, Teamsters Local 727 has been picketing Prime Parking, located at 2 E. Oak St. in Chicago. The company, which recently acquired the contract to manage the parking garage, has unlawfully terminated and unlawfully refused to hire eight long-time attendants. “We will not stand idle when hardworking, loyal members lose their jobs due […]

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