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SCR Rally Story

| November 22, 2023

Teamsters Local 727 filed for a Union Election at SCR Transportation LLC, a subsidiary of Beacon Mobility; Management responds with hostility and wasted city resources Yesterday morning, Teamsters Local 727 […]

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FDSA Trade Show Story

FDSA Trade Show Story

| November 3, 2023

Local 727 Participates in 18th Annual FDSA Trade Show On Wednesday, November 1st, Local 727 participated in the 18th annual FDSA (Funeral Directors Services Association) Trade Show at the White […]

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Local 727 Contract Secures Jobs for Meter Enforcement Members

Local 727 Contract Secures Jobs for Meter Enforcement Members

| September 13, 2023

In July 2023, Local 727 representatives received notice that Laz Meters had terminated its contract with Lincoln Security to manage the Meter Enforcement bargaining unit. This is the second time […]

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Quala Wash Starts Economic Discussion With Bad Faith Bargaining and Insulting and Unrealistic Wage and Benefit Offer: Union Files Unfair Labor Practice

Quala Wash Starts Economic Discussion With Bad Faith Bargaining and Insulting and Unrealistic Wage and Benefit Offer: Union Files Unfair Labor Practice

| June 22, 2023

On Wednesday, June 21st, Local 727 reconvened negotiations with Quala Wash for the third round in pursuit of a successor contract. However, to the astonishment of the Union, the Company […]

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Read the Local 727 Summer 2023 Edition Member Newsletter Now!

Read the Local 727 Summer 2023 Edition Member Newsletter Now!

| June 12, 2023

Teamsters Local 727 has had a very busy and successful summer! Catch up on the Union’s recent victories, check out photos of members in action, and read a special message from […]

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Save the Date for the Teamsters Local 727 Annual Charitable Fund Event

Save the Date for the Teamsters Local 727 Annual Charitable Fund Event

| March 15, 2023

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Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee Scholarship

Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee Scholarship

| February 8, 2023

Teamsters Join Council 25 Women’s Committee Scholarship Deadline: March 3, 2023 Teamsters Local 142 1300 Clark Road Gary, IN 46404 Attention: Lisa Beecher / Email: [email protected] For more information: www.teamsterwomen.com […]

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 727 ENDORSES JESSICA GUTIERREZ FOR 30TH WARD ALDERMAN

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 727 ENDORSES JESSICA GUTIERREZ FOR 30TH WARD ALDERMAN

| January 27, 2023

The Teamsters Local 727 Executive Board and Principal Officer Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr, is proud to announce their endorsement for Jessica Gutierrez for Chicago’s 30th Ward Alderman in the upcoming […]

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The Chicago Federation of Labor Issues Press Release on Launch of Digital Ad Campaigns Supporting the 2024 Democratic Committee Bid

The Chicago Federation of Labor Issues Press Release on Launch of Digital Ad Campaigns Supporting the 2024 Democratic Committee Bid

| January 27, 2023

A copy of the press release issued by the Chicago Federation of Labor Can be Found Below Press release from Chicago Federation of Labor: “Today, the Chicago Federation of Labor […]

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First Transit Chicago Bargaining Update – John Coli, Jr. Addresses PACE Board of Directors About Wage Disparity between First Transit Locations

First Transit Chicago Bargaining Update – John Coli, Jr. Addresses PACE Board of Directors About Wage Disparity between First Transit Locations

| January 19, 2023

On January 18th, John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 727, addressed PACE’s Board of Directors during their monthly meeting at the PACE Suburban headquarters in Arlington Heights. During his […]

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December General Membership Meeting Notice

December General Membership Meeting Notice

| December 9, 2022

All Teamsters Local 727 members are encouraged to attend the union’s next general membership meeting.           December General Membership Meeting Details           […]

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Local 727 Executive Board Elected to New Term

Local 727 Executive Board Elected to New Term

| December 8, 2022

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, the Executive Board of Teamsters Local 727 was elected to a new three-year term by an enthusiastic gathering of the Local 727 membership. The Unity […]

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First Transit Representatives Walk Out of Negotiations on Third Day of Bargaining

First Transit Representatives Walk Out of Negotiations on Third Day of Bargaining

| December 7, 2022

Negotiations ended early today with Company representatives walking out of negotiations after the Union stood up for the Drivers and Dispatchers at First Transit Chicago. After presenting an insulting offer […]

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First Transit Chicago Presents Substandard Wage Proposal and Engages in Regressive Bargaining on Day Two of Negotiations

First Transit Chicago Presents Substandard Wage Proposal and Engages in Regressive Bargaining on Day Two of Negotiations

| December 7, 2022

Representatives of Local 727 and First Transit Chicago met today for the second day of bargaining over a successor collective bargaining agreement. Although Local 727’s bargaining committee had high hopes […]

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Read the Local 727 Fall 2022 Edition Member Newsletter Now!

Read the Local 727 Fall 2022 Edition Member Newsletter Now!

| November 28, 2022

Teamsters Local 727 has had a very busy and successful fall! Catch up on the Union’s recent victories, check out photos of members in action, and read a special message from Secretary-Treasurer […]

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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

| November 16, 2022

Application process opens: November 30, 2022 Deadline: March 1, 2023 Website: www.jrhmsf.org James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW Suite 106-289 Washington DC 20016 Nothing in this […]

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<strong>Local 727 Participates in 17th Annual FDSA Tradeshow</strong>

Local 727 Participates in 17th Annual FDSA Tradeshow

| November 7, 2022

On Wednesday November 2nd, Local 727 participated in the 17th annual FDSA Tradeshow held at the White Eagle Events & Convention Center in Niles, IL. Local 727 Union Representatives Ben […]

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Local 727 Celebrates Opening of Teamsters Local 727 Wellness Center

Local 727 Celebrates Opening of Teamsters Local 727 Wellness Center

| November 3, 2022

On October 30th, Local 727 celebrated the grand opening of the Teamsters Local 727 Wellness Center located at 2550 S. Oak Park Ave. in Berwyn, IL. In partnership with Everside […]

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Local 727 Members at Hawthorne Race Course Make Opening Day a Success

Local 727 Members at Hawthorne Race Course Make Opening Day a Success

| October 12, 2022

On Friday, September 23rd, Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, IL opened its Fall Thoroughbred Horse Racing meet. As always, Teamsters Local 727 members at the Starting Gate and Valets in […]

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Local 727 Members Attend 2022 Women’s Conference in Seattle

Local 727 Members Attend 2022 Women’s Conference in Seattle

| October 5, 2022

Thirteen members of Local 727 attended the 2022 Teamsters Women’s Conference held in Seattle, Washington from September 18th thru the 21st. The conference, which is held annually, brought together more than […]

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Boo at the Zoo Returns to Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo Returns to Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo!

| October 4, 2022

Save the Date for Boo! at the Zoo The Boo! at the Zoo returns this October 8-23. Come support the hardworking Teamster members who work at the Brookfield Zoo this […]

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 727 AND EVERSIDE HEALTH ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE 727 WELLNESS CENTER!

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 727 AND EVERSIDE HEALTH ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE 727 WELLNESS CENTER!

| September 27, 2022

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Teamsters Local 727 Health & Welfare Fund Now Covers Hearing Aids for Plan Participants

Teamsters Local 727 Health & Welfare Fund Now Covers Hearing Aids for Plan Participants

| August 17, 2022

Thanks to the hard work and diligence of the Trustees of the Health and Welfare Fund participants in the Local 727 Health & Welfare Medical plan and their dependents over […]

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Union Endorsements for June 28 Illinois Primary Election

Union Endorsements for June 28 Illinois Primary Election

| May 24, 2022

The 2022 Illinois primary elections are upon us and Teamsters Local 727 encourages all its members to get out and vote. These primary elections set the stage for the general […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Health & Welfare Fund Now Covers Hearing Aids for Plan Participants

Teamsters Local 727 Health & Welfare Fund Now Covers Hearing Aids for Plan Participants

| May 24, 2022

Thanks to the hard work and diligence of the Trustees of the Health and Welfare Fund participants in the Local 727 Health & Welfare Medical plan and their dependents over […]

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Save the Date for the Teamsters Local 727 Annual Charitable Fund Event

Save the Date for the Teamsters Local 727 Annual Charitable Fund Event

| April 19, 2022

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First Transit DuPage Members Win Grievances to Improve Safety

First Transit DuPage Members Win Grievances to Improve Safety

| March 16, 2022

Paratransit drivers perform the much-needed service of providing reliable and safe transportation to the most vulnerable members of our communities. Throughout the pandemic, these essential workers put themselves and their […]

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March General Membership Meeting Notice

March General Membership Meeting Notice

| March 14, 2022

In an effort to keep all of our 727 members safe the March General Membership meeting will be held via Zoom (details below).           March General […]

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KDP Takes One Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

KDP Takes One Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

| February 25, 2022

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee met with Keurig Dr Pepper (“KDP”) on February 22nd to continue negotiations for a successor contract for the Inside unit. Although it was the […]

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COVERAGE OF COVID-19 AT-HOME DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

COVERAGE OF COVID-19 AT-HOME DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

| February 2, 2022

On January 10, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on President Biden’s order concerning over-the-counter (OTC), at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test kits. The DOL guidance states that […]

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KDP INSIDE CBA EXPIRED AT MIDNIGHT, COMPANY WASTES TIME AND MONEY

KDP INSIDE CBA EXPIRED AT MIDNIGHT, COMPANY WASTES TIME AND MONEY

| February 1, 2022

The current Inside Agreement between Keurig Dr Pepper and Teamsters Local 727 expired yesterday, January 31st, at midnight. While the parties had negotiations yesterday, unfortunately, the company took a four-hour […]

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Pepsi Says No to Union Health Care, Presents  Insulting Initial Wage Offer

Pepsi Says No to Union Health Care, Presents Insulting Initial Wage Offer

| April 5, 2024

Negotiations between Teamsters Local 727 and Pepsico opened this morning with the company stating that they were not agreeable to moving this group into the Union’s healthcare plan – despite […]

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Pepsi Lies to Teamsters Local 727 at Bargaining Table About Plans to “Offload” Blue Cloud Distribution Work

Pepsi Lies to Teamsters Local 727 at Bargaining Table About Plans to “Offload” Blue Cloud Distribution Work

| March 19, 2024

On February 26th, representatives of PepsiCo reached out to Local 727 attempting to give notice of intent to “offload” the Blue Cloud Distribution program to established alcohol distributers, effectively discontinuing […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Begins Bargaining  for Pepsi Contract

Teamsters Local 727 Begins Bargaining for Pepsi Contract

| February 27, 2024

On February 22nd, representatives for Local 727 and Pepsico {PEP} met for day one of bargaining over a successor agreement for members employed at the 35th Street, 51st Street, Elk […]

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Master Tradeshow Agreement, GES Warehouse Agreement, and Freeman Warehouse Agreement All Ratify Unanimously

Master Tradeshow Agreement, GES Warehouse Agreement, and Freeman Warehouse Agreement All Ratify Unanimously

| January 19, 2024

Teamsters Local 727 is proud to announce that the Master Tradeshow Agreement was ratified unanimously. Additionally, the warehouse agreements in the industry were all ratified with unanimous support from the […]

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 727 WINS ORGANIZING ELECTION FOR PACE AND CPS UNITS AT SCR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION, LLC, SUBSIDIARY OF BEACON MOBILE

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 727 WINS ORGANIZING ELECTION FOR PACE AND CPS UNITS AT SCR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION, LLC, SUBSIDIARY OF BEACON MOBILE

| January 19, 2024

Teamsters Local 727 is incredibly proud to announce that yesterday, January 17th, hundreds of employees at SCR Medical Transportation, LLC, a subsidiary of Beacon Mobile voted to have Teamsters Local […]

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