Union Challenges Unfair Treatment of Paratransit Workers

| October 7, 2015

In the last nine months alone, Teamsters Local 727 representatives have successfully fought for the reinstatement of a dozen paratransit workers who were wrongfully fired.

The union also has filed about 75 grievances relating to issues with discipline, seniority, attendance and other contract violations committed by management at CDT, First Transit, MV Transportation and Ride Right locations.

“This local union is relentless when it comes to pursuing justice for our members,” said John Coli Jr., President of Local 727. “We won’t tolerate contract violations or mistreatment from management.”

Local 727 representatives have worked to get unjust discipline — including suspensions and terminations — reduced or reversed, and the union has challenged management on many other indiscretions resulting in back pay, elimination of attendance points and more for paratransit industry members.

“Our members can always count on the union to listen to them, stand with them and fight for them because they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” Coli said.

Paratransit members are always encouraged to contact their Local 727 business representative at (847) 696-7500 if they have questions or concerns.



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