PHOTOS: Local 727’s Winter CE Seminar Sees Tremendous Turnout

| January 16, 2020

Last month, Teamsters Local 727 hosted its winter continuing education seminar on Wednesday, December 4 in the Union’s Park Ridge meeting hall.  The bi-annual seminar, which is free to Local 727 members in good standing, had a near record-high turnout with 80 funeral-industry professionals participating.

The 2019 winter seminar offers funeral directors and embalmers the opportunity to earn up to six C.E. credits and featured a variety of experts and topics, including:

  • “The Tissues Procured and How They Are Used in Surgery,” presented by Anna Michiels
  • “Gun Shot Wounds to the Head,” presented by Gale Bednar-Keefe
  • “MRSA,” presented by Gale Bednar-Keefe
  • “Cremation Authorization Forms,” presented by Stephen Dawson
  • “Remains as Evidence,” presented by Tom Lawler of Illinois Advocates

“Whether it’s through the distribution of over $30 million in Educational Assistance Benefits or by offering our biannual funeral industry C.E. seminars at no cost to our members, Local 727 prides itself on its dedication to supporting our members’ educational goals and aspirations,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “We are proud to be able to offer this seminar to our members and pleased to see so many taking advantage of this free Union benefit.”

Local 727 will hold its next C.E. seminar this spring.  Event and speaker details will be distributed as soon as they are confirmed.

Have an idea for a topic?  Want to earn extra credit by becoming a speaker?  Reach out to your Local 727 business representatives to share your ideas or learn more about volunteering.

Nick Micaletti can be reached at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]
Zach Frankenbach can be reached at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]

Teamsters Local 727 represents more than 400 funeral industry professionals throughout the Chicago area.

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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