CDT Cancels Latest Bargaining Session, Parties to Meet Next Week

| February 14, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 and Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, were scheduled to continue negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday, February 11.  However, when CDT representatives arrived to the parties’ negotiations they informed the Union bargaining committee that the Company would need to cancel the bargaining session due to a personal emergency.  Before the Company departed, Local 727 and CDT agreed to meet next on Wednesday, February 19.

When the Union and Company last met in December, the Local 727 bargaining committee was successful in securing an extension agreement that guaranteed, among other things, retroactivity for wages, benefits, and other economic benefits; provided for a $350 advance on any upcoming retroactive wage increases; and ensured members would receive due process for preventable accidents.  The Local 727 bargaining committee has decided not to renew the extension agreement when it expires on March 15.

“We have reached tentative agreements on nearly all non-economic matters and CDT has at last received a response to its bid from PACE.  There is no reason to delay this process any longer,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “The Union bargaining committee is eager to dive into economic negotiations.  We hope to further the progress already made and secure a full tentative agreement in short order.”

The Union will update members after the parties meet next week.

Members with questions should contact Local 727 Business Representative Donnie Von Moore at (773) 403-1032 or [email protected].

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or grievance(s), or as a waiver of any rights, arguments, or defenses under any contract, collective bargaining agreement, or applicable law. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.


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