OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

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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Local 727 Proposes Union Health Care on Opening Day of Contract Negotiations with Vitalant

| May 17, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 and Vitalant (formerly Lifesource) opened negotiations yesterday for a new successor collective bargaining agreement covering distribution drivers and Mobile Unit Assistants. Local 727 kicked-off yesterday’s negotiations by proposing the inclusion of Vitalant members in the Teamsters Local 727 health care plan, a 100% employer-funded health insurance program with no premium costs for participants […]

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Local 727 Files Petition on Behalf of MV VA Paratransit Workers for Representation Election

| May 15, 2019

On Friday, April 26, Teamsters Local 727 filed a petition for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board after an overwhelming majority of MV Transportation, Inc. 283 VA Division paratransit drivers expressed interest in being represented by Local 727. The group of approximately 40 drivers will be the second MV unit this spring […]

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