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Tribune Engages in Bad Faith and Regressive Effects Bargaining Over Proposed Lay-Offs

Tribune Engages in Bad Faith and Regressive Effects Bargaining Over Proposed Lay-Offs

| June 25, 2020

After weeks of bargaining in bad faith, failing to make substantive movement from its initial lay-off proposal, giving the Union unreasonable and arbitrary response deadlines and unlawfully threatening the Union with a “take it or leave it” approach, the Chicago Tribune unilaterally implemented a regressive proposal to lay-off  the two least senior drivers in the […]

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727 Demands Bargaining Over Great Lakes Coca-Cola’s Unjust Wellness Policy

727 Demands Bargaining Over Great Lakes Coca-Cola’s Unjust Wellness Policy

| June 18, 2020

After taking away hazard pay weeks before the state even considered removing the stay-at-home order and having more confirmed COVID-19 cases than any other employer with members represented by Teamsters Local 727, Great Lakes Coca-Cola contacted the Union to talk about new safety measures. Currently, the Company allegedly requires all employees to social distant, frequently […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

| June 10, 2020

Four years into a contract negotiation hindered by CVS’s delay tactics, bad faith bargaining, direct dealing, interrogation, and anti-union sentiment, several members of CVS’ Labor Relations department recently contacted Local 727 and asked “how can we fix this adversarial relationship?” The Union answered in simple terms – “negotiate.” CVS employees Jean Frazier (Vice President, Labor Relations), […]

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Local 727 Honors Longtime Brookfield Zoo Member and Former Steward Dave Thornton

Local 727 Honors Longtime Brookfield Zoo Member and Former Steward Dave Thornton

| June 9, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Union reports the passing of Teamster Brother Dave Thornton, a long time Brookfield Zoo member and former Union Steward who passed away on May 30, 2020.  Dave was a 35-year member of Teamster Locals 726 and 727 who started working at the Chicago Zoological Society in 1988. […]

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Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

Union Demands Safety Be Top Priority as CVS Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Centers

| June 5, 2020

Three CVS pharmacies in the Chicagoland area represented by Teamsters Local 727 are slated to begin administering COVID-19 tests in early June, further highlighting how pharmacists continue to be essential frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic. Upon receiving notice of CVS’ proposed testing initiative, Local 727 was quick to demand that CVS bargain with […]

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