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Longtime Local 727 Member Howard Switalla Volunteers to Assist in New York during Coronavirus Pandemic

Longtime Local 727 Member Howard Switalla Volunteers to Assist in New York during Coronavirus Pandemic

| April 27, 2020

Not all heroes wear capes.  Some heroes wear a suit and tie and went to mortuary school.  While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge through the United States, Chicagoland area funeral directors, embalmers, livery drivers, and grave diggers, over 350 of which are members of Teamsters Local 727, continue to put the needs of grieving […]

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Teamster 727 Jewel-Osco Steward Ciprian Gorgan Highlights Union’s Fight For Betting Working Conditions in Recent Tribune Article

Teamster 727 Jewel-Osco Steward Ciprian Gorgan Highlights Union’s Fight For Betting Working Conditions in Recent Tribune Article

| April 24, 2020

Ciprian Gorgan has been a pharmacist at Jewel-Osco for nearly 14 years and is currently a Union Steward who serves on the Union bargaining committee. Gorgan’s leadership and Union pride was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune where he highlighted 727 pharmacists’ fight for enhanced safety measures. As frontline healthcare providers and essential employees, pharmacists […]

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727 Purchases Thousands of Cloth Masks for Distribution to Members Working During the Pandemic

727 Purchases Thousands of Cloth Masks for Distribution to Members Working During the Pandemic

| April 23, 2020

On March 21, Governor Pritzker mandated a “shelter in place” order that outlined the specific employees who were deemed “essential” and could leave their homes to go to work. Many Local 727 members are considered essential, frontline workers under Pritzker’s order and have continued to risk their health and the health of their families everyday […]

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April Membership Meeting Cancellation Notice

April Membership Meeting Cancellation Notice

| April 17, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the Executive Board has made the thoughtful and difficult decision to cancel the April General Membership meeting previously scheduled for April 26, 2020 in order to comply with local, state, and federal regulations put in place in an effort to flatten […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Applauds A&R Janitorial

Teamsters Local 727 Applauds A&R Janitorial

| April 17, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 would like to show our appreciation to the management team at A&R Janitorial, the first company (of what will hopefully be many) to be approved for funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a provision of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The PPP, signed into law […]

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