Local 727 Applies for IBT Strike Benefits for MV Workers and Obtains Joint Council 25 Strike Sanction

| September 20, 2019

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 informed Joint Council 25 that two bargaining units of transit workers employed by MV Transportation, Inc. have authorized the initiation of an unfair labor practice strike against their employer and requested that the Joint Council sanction and recognize the bargaining units’ possible future picket lines.  On Wednesday, Joint Council 25 approved the Union’s request and sanctioned the ULP strike by MV-422 drivers and aides, as well as the ULP strike by MV Loyola drivers and dispatchers.

Local 727 has also applied for out-of-work strike benefits for MV workers should the drivers, aides, and/or dispatchers be forced to the ULP strike line.

Under the IBT constitution, eligible Teamster members may receive out-of-work benefits equivalent to five times their hourly dues rate, with a minimum benefit of $150 per week, beginning on the eighth day of their strike.

“Local 727 is taking every step necessary to ensure that our MV Brothers and Sisters will be supported should an unfair labor practice strike commence,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “We will stand side-by-side with our members until they receive the fair contracts they deserve.”

Anyone with questions should contact Local 727 Business Representative David Glass 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.


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