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Jul 19, 2016, 13:37 ET Teamsters: Security And Fire Safety Officer Understaffing Could Lead To Labor Dispute At Navy Pier

Unfair labor practices coupled with concerns over understaffing and job security for 160 fire safety and security officers could lead to a labor...


May 10, 2016, 11:06 ET Teamsters: CVS Is Unfair To Labor, Unfair To Pharmacists

CVS pharmacists and Teamsters Local 727 representatives took action Tuesday, May 10, by passing out handbills outside Chicago-area pharmacies to...


Apr 14, 2016, 15:28 ET Chicago Zoological Society's Unreasonable Demands Pushing Brookfield Zoo Employees To Brink

Chicago Zoological Society management is demanding that its Brookfield Zoo employees pay for all $6.5 million of their health care increases over...


Jan 10, 2016, 16:25 ET Local 727 Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Coca-Cola Refreshments Contract

 Teamsters Local 727 members voted by a 17-to-1 margin on Sunday, Jan. 10, to overwhelmingly ratify a new three-year contract with Coca-Cola...


Dec 29, 2015, 21:48 ET Strike Ends As Chicago Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement With Coca-Cola

 Teamsters Local 727 ended its unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments late on Tuesday, Dec. 29, after reaching tentative...


Dec 02, 2015, 18:08 ET Chicago Teamsters Strike Coca-Cola Refreshments Over Unfair Labor Practices

More than 300 Teamsters Local 727 members are initiating an unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments at 5 a.m., Thursday, Dec....


Dec 02, 2015, 15:26 ET Teamsters International Approves Strike Benefits For Chicago Coca-Cola Workers

The General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today approved strike assistance benefits for more than 300 Chicago-area...


Nov 30, 2015, 15:49 ET Teamsters At Coca-Cola Refreshments Authorize Unfair Labor Practice Strike

More than 225 Coca-Cola Refreshments workers represented by Teamsters Local 727 voted Sun., Nov. 29, to authorize an unfair labor practice strike...


Nov 24, 2015, 15:26 ET Teamsters Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Practices Against Coca-Cola Refreshments

Teamsters Local 727 filed numerous unfair labor practice charges today against Coca-Cola Refreshments, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), that...


Sep 03, 2015, 09:51 ET Teamster Skyway Toll Collectors Stand Together To Secure New Contract

Chicago Skyway toll collectors stood together to secure a new three-year contract that gives them a living wage and critical new job...


Dec 10, 2014, 17:10 ET Teamsters Mourn Death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

Teamsters Local 727 joins the State of Illinois in mourning the death of State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died Dec. 10 of complications...


Dec 08, 2014, 14:19 ET Teamsters Local 727: Cook DuPage Transport Puts Paratransit Services At Risk

Paratransit services in Cook and DuPage counties are in danger of being suspended due to a possible work stoppage because of Cook DuPage...


Oct 21, 2014, 14:31 ET Funeral Giant SCI Accepts Union's Offer To Enter Federal Mediation

Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has accepted Teamsters Local 727's offer to enter federal mediation as the...


Jul 16, 2014, 12:18 ET Teamsters 727: Funeral Giant SCI Continues Mistreatment Of Chicago-Area Workers

Funeral giant Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) is once again mistreating its Chicago-area workers by proposing draconian, regressive...


May 21, 2014, 10:20 ET Local 727 Defends Funeral Workers At SCI Shareholders Meeting

 Teamsters Local 727 President John Coli Jr. on May 14 publicly denounced funeral giant Service Corporation International at its annual...


Dec 17, 2013, 16:52 ET Teamsters: SCI Deceives Grieving Family For $15,000 Funeral, Relatives Outraged

'This Company Has to Answer for What They've Done Here' When Bryan Johnson's mother passed away last week, he and his family were overcome...


Dec 17, 2013, 10:31 ET GES Exposition Services Threatens Chicago's Convention Business

Company Unreasonably Demands More Sacrifices from Teamsters  GES Exposition Services' unreasonable demands are threatening to derail the...


Dec 16, 2013, 14:56 ET Locked Out Teamsters Buy 'Christmas Carol' Tickets For Corporate Funeral Scrooge SCI

"If SCI CEO Tom Ryan has seen the play, he certainly didn't get the message." After 170 days of being humbugged by Service Corporation...


Dec 13, 2013, 12:11 ET Teamsters: SCI Admits to Labor Law Violations in Lockout of Funeral Workers

Chicago Region of NLRB Finds Merit in Teamsters' Unfair Labor Practice Charges Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE:...


Dec 12, 2013, 11:33 ET Funeral Giant SCI Refuses Interest Arbitration To End Five-Month Labor Dispute

Corporate Bully Turns Down Teamsters' Offer to Return to Work Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) refused an...


Oct 10, 2013, 18:15 ET SCI Funeral Directors Rally After 100 Days On Picket Line

Chicago Political Leaders Blast $4B Corporation for Mistreating Funeral Workers  After 100 days on the picket line, locked out funeral...


Sep 27, 2013, 15:40 ET Funeral Industry Giant SCI Committed Unfair Labor Practices, Labor Board Says

Chicago Region of the NLRB Plans to Dismiss All Charges Filed Against Union  Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board has found...


Sep 20, 2013, 18:42 ET Teamsters Continue To Lawfully Picket Funeral Home Giant SCI

Corporate Bully SCI Using Cook County Courts to Further Public Relations Campaign For more than 80 days, Illinois funeral directors and...


Aug 20, 2013, 10:54 ET Funeral Industry Giant SCI Locks Out Chicago Funeral Directors

Pickets Continue As Corporate Bully Locks Doors on 59 Funeral Directors, Drivers  Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International...


Aug 06, 2013, 18:29 ET SCI Regressively Bargains With Striking Funeral Directors As Negotiations Continue

Houston-Based Funeral Industry Giant SCI Continues to Bully Communities, Workers  More than a month after Chicagoland funeral directors...