Hotel Workers to Receive Largest Wage Increases in Bargaining Units’ Histories After Unanimously Ratifying New CBAs

| January 22, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare unanimously ratified four new collective bargaining agreements earlier this month.  The CBAs, which cover hotel drivers, front desk attendants, engineers, and housekeeping and laundry attendants, not only improve benefits, strengthen job protections, and improve scheduling procedures but also include the largest wage increases in the bargaining units’ histories.

Under the new agreements, Local 727 members employed at the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare will, in addition to substantial annual wage raises, receive an additional personal/sick day each year and will have their health care rates frozen for the duration of the three-year contracts.  The Local 727 bargaining committees were also successful in strengthening each CBA’s job protections and scheduling procedures.  According to the new contracts, after a schedule has been posted, all four of the new CBAs prohibit the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare from changing an employee’s schedule without the employee’s permission.

The new CBAs covering front desk attendants and housekeepers and laundry attendants also introduce a daily guarantee for the two bargaining units.  Following the contracts’ ratification, all employees in these units who arrive to work for their scheduled shift will receive a guaranteed minimum of eight hours of pay.  Additionally, Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare drivers will be eligible for an overnight shift premium under their new CBA.  Those drivers who work a night shift that begins between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. will receive an additional $0.50 per hour for the hours worked during their overnight shift.

“The Local 727 bargaining committees are proud to have been able to secure such strong new contracts for these hardworking men and women,” said Ben Rodriguez, Local 727 Business Representative for Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare members.  “We look forward to continuing to support our Holiday Inn members and fight on behalf of all of our Local 727 Brothers and Sisters working in the hotel industry.”

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Ben Rodriguez at (847) 696-7500 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.

Category: HOTELS

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