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Independence Day Brings a New Contract to Hyatt Place Shuttle Drivers

Independence Day Brings a New Contract to Hyatt Place Shuttle Drivers

| July 9, 2021

After nearly a year of negotiations, Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare shuttle drivers have something to celebrate. As a reminder, this employer heartlessly furloughed all drivers shortly after they were informed of their employee’s democratic and free choice to be represented by the Union. Hyatt Place was ordered to backpay drivers and reinstate them. A copy […]

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MV Division 135 Bends to Demands of Members: July 2nd Strike Postponed

| July 1, 2021

On Sunday, June 27th, MV Transportation Division 135 drivers, dispatchers, schedulers, payroll clerks, mechanics, and utility workers, all members of Teamsters Local 727, voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against their employer, MV Transportation.  This brave act of solidarity definitely sent a message loud and clear to the Company, who responded within days with an […]

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Another Wage Increase Victory at MV Transportation Division 72

Another Wage Increase Victory at MV Transportation Division 72

| November 4, 2020

Six members recently received anniversary wage increases as outlined in the Union contract along with applicable retroactive back pay. After hearing reports from Union stewards that several members had not yet received their wage increase upon their anniversary date, Teamsters Local 727 was quick to respond and immediately filed a grievance on behalf of all […]

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First Transit Pays Thousands of Dollars in Lost Wages to University of Chicago Drivers

First Transit Pays Thousands of Dollars in Lost Wages to University of Chicago Drivers

| October 8, 2020

When Drivers at First Transit’s University of Chicago location informed the Union that they had not received the correct annual raise guaranteed by their CBA, representatives of the Union quickly filed a grievance.  In the course of investigating this issue, the Union discovered that not only were the reports from Drivers true, but a few of […]

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MV Transportation Withholds Taxpayer Funds Rightly Owed to Division 422 Employees

MV Transportation Withholds Taxpayer Funds Rightly Owed to Division 422 Employees

| September 8, 2020

In March 2020, over one hundred Teamsters Local 727 brothers and sisters who work as paratransit drivers and aides for MV Transportation Division 422 found themselves out of work when schools were closed as a preventative measure taken to combat the spread of COVID-19. Practically overnight, these hardworking service workers, responsible each day for safely bringing […]

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