PHOTOS: Union’s Summer CE Seminar Keeps Funeral Professionals Skills Sharp

| June 12, 2019

Teamsters Local 727’s biannual continuing education seminar kicked-off at noon on Wednesday, May 29.  Hosted twice each year in the Union’s Park Ridge meeting hall and free to Local 727 members in good standing, the six-hour seminar offers funeral industry professionals the opportunity to earn up to six C.E. hours.

The 2019 summer seminar featured a variety of experts and topics, including:

  • “The Mind Matters: Opioid Related Deaths, Trends, and Challenges,” presented by Gale Bednar-Keefe
  • “Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery & Burial Process for Veterans,” presented by Justin Camp
  • “Under the Lights and Through the Tears Part 3,” presented by Sean Sweetman
  • “Corporate Formalities,” presented by Pat Wall of Illinois Advocates
  • “Tort and Insurance Issues,” presented by Pat Wall of Illinois Advocates

“Local 727 aims to make each of our C.E. seminars an interesting, engaging, and informative experience.  We hope that by bringing our members into contact with industry experts we will help them to stay on top of the industry’s latest trends and keep their skills sharp,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “Our Union is proud to be able to help reduce the cost of maintaining a funeral directing and embalming license by offering this vital service at no cost to our hardworking members.  We hope to see even more members take advantage of this great opportunity at our next seminar!”

The Union will hold its next C.E. seminar this fall.  Members are encouraged to share their ideas for topics with their Local 727 business representatives and reach out to the Union if they are interested in becoming a speaker.

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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