SMG Won’t Budge on Severance Pay, Health Care Benefits for Laid Off Workers at McCormick Place

| June 13, 2017


Teamsters Local 727 met recently with SMG management for effects bargaining from the lay-off of 32 security officers at McCormick Place. The company has refused to discuss any severance pay or provide health care benefits to the laid off workers unless the union agrees to have members relinquish their recall rights.

Prior to the meeting with SMG, the union sent the following proposal:

All laid off employees shall receive one (1) week of severance pay for each year of service. SMG shall continue to make Health and Welfare contributions for the remainder of the year for all full-time employees that elect to take a part-time position provided said employees comply with Section B(3) of the MOU RE: Increases Above the 14.6.4 Contribution Cap and Part-Time Health Insurance in the CBA.

“SMG refuses to bargain in good faith and has put the union in an untenable position,” said John Coli, Jr., President of Local 727. “We will never have our members give up their recall rights. These rights are sacrosanct to every union contract and therefore cannot be negotiated away.”

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Caleen Carter-Patton at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected].

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