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Oct 21, 2014, 14:31 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Aug 02, 2013, 14:52 ET
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Members Of Congress Join Mayor Emanuel, Gov. Quinn To Support Striking Funeral Directors

Quigley, Schakowsky, Duckworth Call on Funeral Giant to Negotiate in Good Faith Three members of Congress have joined Chicago Mayor Rahm...

Jul 26, 2013, 11:24 ET

Chicagoland Families Stand With Striking Funeral Directors, Transfer Services To Alternative Funeral Homes

Teamsters Continue to Offer Community-Friendly Options to Grieving Families  Families throughout Chicagoland are supporting striking...

Jul 19, 2013, 18:30 ET
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Court Denies SCI Attempt To Stop Strike

Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Demand Made By Attorneys for $3 Billion Corporate Bully Dignity Memorial's attempt to silence the...

Jul 18, 2013, 16:05 ET
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Teamsters: Chicagoland Religious Leaders Call On Dignity Memorial To Resume Good Faith Negotiations

Chicago Fire Department Chaplain Thomas Mulcrone and Area Clergy Ask Houston-based Funeral Giant to Negotiate with Local Funeral Directors Rev....

Jul 09, 2013, 12:44 ET
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Dignity Memorial Solicits Striking Employee To Apply For Funeral Director Job

Houston Management Sends Email to Striker to Apply to Be Temporary Strikebreaker Striking Funeral Director Lawrence Mandel was surprised that...

Jul 01, 2013, 23:03 ET
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SCI Funeral Directors Vote To Strike

Funeral directors and drivers represented by Teamsters Local 727 overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike against Houston-based funeral giant...

Jun 30, 2013, 19:22 ET
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SCI Rejects Union Offer, Insists On Eliminating Pension Fund, Health & Education Benefits

 Houston-based funeral giant Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) rejected a last and best offer from Teamsters Local 727 and...