Funeral Directors in Chicago and Teamster workers narrowly averted a strike, yesterday.
‘Contract negotiations between Teamsters Local 727 and Service Corporation International narrowly averted a walk-out of funeral directors and drivers at 17 Chicago metropolitan area funeral homes.’
Pensions and Health care preserved for NYSE:SCI Members but wages and salary were sacrificed.
Following is a statement from Local 727:
Funeral directors, embalmers and drivers voted to ratify a three-year contract after Teamsters Local 727 representatives and SCI management reached an agreement
during the final negotiation session on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Local 727 representatives were able to preserve pension and health and welfare benefits for all bargaining unit members.
“From Day One, we made it abundantly clear to SCI management that pensions and health and welfare benefits were the top priorities for our members,” said John Coli
Jr., Local 727 Vice President. “We fought long and hard and we had to make some sacrifices, but in the end, we were able to protect the things our members value most.”
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