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Chicago Zoological Society Continues to Undervalue its Workforce in the Wake of a Potential Unfair Labor Practice Strike Authorization Vote

Chicago Zoological Society Continues to Undervalue its Workforce in the Wake of a Potential Unfair Labor Practice Strike Authorization Vote

| June 6, 2022

For the last two years, approximately 175 animal care specialists, groundkeepers, technicians, painters, craftworkers, welders, custodians, patrol officers, and mechanics represented by Teamsters Local 727 working at the Brookfield Zoo […]

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Chicago Zoological Society’s Economic Offer Is a Slap in the Face Felt by All Employees

Chicago Zoological Society’s Economic Offer Is a Slap in the Face Felt by All Employees

| May 9, 2022

The Union bargaining committee arrived at the Zoo at 9am on Friday, May 6th in the hopes of receiving a long overdue and meaningful response to the Union’s economic proposals. […]

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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 […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Practice and Grievance Against Chicago Zoological Society Demanding Reinstatement of Furloughed Members

Teamsters Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Practice and Grievance Against Chicago Zoological Society Demanding Reinstatement of Furloughed Members

| April 6, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, many have referred to the Teamster Local 727 members employed by the Chicago Zoological Society at the Brookfield Zoo as hidden […]

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Brookfield Zoo Members’ Creative Repurposing of Christmas Trees Spotlighted by Local News

| February 3, 2020

Members of the community came together this holiday season to decorate over 600 trees at Brookfield Zoo’s annual Tree Trim.  But what happens to all those trees after the holidays […]

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