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PHOTOS: At Monthly Meeting, Local 727 Membership Invited to Support Navy Pier Strike, Saturday, May 27

PHOTOS: At Monthly Meeting, Local 727 Membership Invited to Support Navy Pier Strike, Saturday, May 27

| May 23, 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 May 21, 2017. In the last month, Local 727 negotiated and ratified new contracts with Double Tree Oakbrook and Go Airport – Renaissance Hotel Shuttle. The union […]

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Unfair Labor Practice Strike Thursday By Security, Fire and Safety Officers at Navy Pier

Unfair Labor Practice Strike Thursday By Security, Fire and Safety Officers at Navy Pier

| May 17, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 Fighting to Protect Officers’ Jobs, Preserve Current Contract Nearly 50 security, fire and safety officers who serve and protect Chicago residents and tourists at Navy Pier will initiate an unfair labor practice strike on Thursday, May 18. The officers, represented by Teamsters Local 727, had been employed by SMG and co-managed by Navy Pier, […]

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Steward Profile: Dennis Wilson of MV Transportation, North Cook

Steward Profile: Dennis Wilson of MV Transportation, North Cook

| May 12, 2017

“It’s like a family.” These words nicely sum up Dennis Wilson’s feelings about being a member of Teamsters Local 727. A paratransit driver for 14 years, Dennis was one of the original employees of MV Transportation’s Niles facility when the drivers were organized to join Local 727 back in 2008. Dennis loves being a member […]

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Unfair Labor Practices Could Lead to Teamsters Strike at Navy Pier

Unfair Labor Practices Could Lead to Teamsters Strike at Navy Pier

| May 5, 2017

Local 727 Fighting to Save Security, Fire & Safety Officers’ Jobs In February 2017, Navy Pier Inc. (NPI) – the company that manages Navy Pier – issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace 43 fire safety and security officers after originally withdrawing the RFP in October 2016. These officers are currently employed by SMG 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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