There is a possibility of a funeral home strike in the Chicago area against SCI(Service Corporation International the World’s largest Funeral and Cemetery Corporation.
There has never been a funeral home strike in the Chicago Area. But now because of some strange demands by NYSE:SCI It may happen. Teamsters Local 727 is negotiating with SCI, Service Corporation International.
Snippet from their recent Article:
SCI wants to freeze or cut wages — and exit the union pension fund — while the union side wants a 6 percent salary bump the first year of a two-year deal, and a continuation of the pension, said Teamsters spokeswoman Maggie Jenkins. The contract now ending included wage freezes and cuts, she added.
“At this point we’re really hoping we can get this settled; obviously we have to be aware that a strike could be possible, but we’re doing everything we can to get this settled before it comes to that, because no one wants that,” Jenkins said.
Negotiating sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, she said….
SCI’s corporate web site describes the firm as “North America’s largest single provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services.”
The company runs funeral homes from Oak Lawn to Oakbrook Terrace to Wilmette — with well-known names that include Blake-Lamb, Piser and William H. Scott — and Local 727 represents several dozen employees at the facilities, according to the Teamsters.-via funeral home news
The complete disregard for others, employees and customers at Service Corporation International Has been well covered at this blog. The many and often horrific SCI Funeral Scandals have been reported. This type of negotiating behavior is total expected From Service Corporation Interrnational.
Funeral Industry|Funeral News|Funeral Blog by Your Funeral Guy
This blog post is the opinion of your funeral guy who has had extensive experience and researched Service Corporation International, NYSE SCI since September 2003.
This includes recent experience with a local SCI cemetery