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Steward Spotlight: Madison Partida Nischan Service Corporation International (SCI)

Steward Spotlight: Madison Partida Nischan Service Corporation International (SCI)

| October 5, 2021

Local 727 is excited to introduce our newest Steward – Funeral Director Embalmer Madison Partida Nischan. Madison is part of the Service Corporation International (SCI) bargaining unit and it is notable that this is the first steward the group has had in eight years.  Madison works out of Drake and Sons Funeral Home on the north […]

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Local 727 Hosts Spring Funeral Industry CE

Local 727 Hosts Spring Funeral Industry CE

| June 21, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Teamsters Local 727 hosted the Spring continuing education seminar for Local 727 Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Due to the pandemic, this was the second time the CE seminar was hosted virtually via Zoom. Although the virtual CEs have been a success, we are hopeful that we will be able to […]

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SCI Continues to Stall at the Bargaining Table

SCI Continues to Stall at the Bargaining Table

| August 26, 2020

On Tuesday August 18th, Teamsters Local 727 kicked off the seventh-round of negotiations with funeral giant Service Corporation International (SCI) by pressing SCI for an update on the five female Funeral Directors who the Union discovered had been hired under scale and to whom SCI had failed to give some of the negotiated across the […]

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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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PHOTOS: Local 727’s Winter CE Seminar Sees Tremendous Turnout

PHOTOS: Local 727’s Winter CE Seminar Sees Tremendous Turnout

| January 16, 2020

Last month, Teamsters Local 727 hosted its winter continuing education seminar on Wednesday, December 4 in the Union’s Park Ridge meeting hall.  The bi-annual seminar, which is free to Local 727 members in good standing, had a near record-high turnout with 80 funeral-industry professionals participating. The 2019 winter seminar offers funeral directors and embalmers the […]

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