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Worlds Largest Funeral Corporation Forcing Strike,Lockout by hiring armed Guards?|Your Funeral Guy

30 Jun

The Worlds Largest Funeral Corporation May be forcing a strike in The Chicago Area by hiring armed Guards. This is just plain crazy.

On June 28, SCI hired a security firm and posted guards outside of its funeral homes, which has raised concerns among the Teamsters that the company plans to lock out employees. The contract expires Saturday at midnight but SCI has offered to extend it for one day.

via www.prnewswire.com

The breakdown of Negotiations and a contract and strike vote at the Union appears to be what has happened. Union Picket Lines and armed Guards at Funeral homes in ChicagoLand?

Service Corporation International rejected federal mediation with Teamsters-represented funeral home employees before making their final offer on Tuesday.

A federal mediator offered to mediate the dispute between the Chicago-area Teamsters and Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) just hours before a strike vote loomed.

SCI had yet to make its final offer.

‘Is there any clearer indication that the company wants to force a strike?’ said Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli

via www.www.istockanalyst.com

This is an incredibly bad situation for the funeral home employees and Funeral Consumers in the Chicago Area. Service Corporation International may be taking this course of action to take matters beyond strike and force the union out of their Funeral Homes! Service Corporation Funeral Homes operate Under The Dignity Logo.

Folks in the Chicago Area will know the outcome on this one shortly.

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CHICAGO:Contract Negotiations Resume with World’s Largest Funeral Corporation|Your Funeral Guy

29 Jun

Contract Negotiations Are Resuming on Tuesday and Wednesday with the World’s Largest Funeral Corporation and Chicago  Teamsters Local 727 Tuesday and Wednesday.

Being negotiated are wages(a freeze)  an exit from the Teamsters union Pension Fund, and an increase in union employees health care benefit cost.

But If matters are not settledwill Service Corporation International,  NYSE:SCI Funeral Homes will be affected in ChicagoLand. on July 1st 2010.

Here is  list of the specific Funeral Homes that May be affected by a possible strike.The following are SCI-owned and operated facilities.

* Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL
* Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL
* Central Prep, 7347 N. Monticello Ave., Skokie, IL
* Chapel Hill West, 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oak Brook Terrace, IL
* Chapel Hill Gardens South, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL
* Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL
* Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
* Funeraria de Angel Sagrado Corazon, 5219 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL
* Hennessy-Nowak Funeral Home, 400 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL
* Kenny Brothers Funeral Home, 3600 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL
* Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals, 4750 W. Dempster St., Skokie, IL
* Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL
* Malec Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
* Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home, 6901 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL
* Piser Chapels, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
* Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL
* William H Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, IL

The final two bargaining sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, and Wednesday, June 30 – the day the current three-year contract expires. If an agreement cannot be reached, the funeral directors and drivers will take a strike vote on Wednesday, June 30.

“This gigantic corporation brings its own outside agenda to the communities where our members have been working and living for decades,” said John Coli Jr., Local 727 Vice President.

via www.prnewswire.com

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Do not Be fooled by the tame looking photo of the Service Corporation International website in the Featured Image. SCI Management is very agressive in treatment of their employees and customers.

World’s Largest Funeral Corp Negotiation Standstill with Chicago Teamsters|Your Funeral Guy

24 Jun

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CHicago Teamsters Local 727 is negotiating with Local Funeral Homes.

It appears that negotiations are stalled between Funeral Home Teamsters workers(LOCAL 727) and specific Union)Service Corporation International Funeral Homes in the Chicago Area.

CHICAGO– After seven meetings between Teamsters Local 727 and funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), contract negotiations are at a standstill as the current contract for funeral directors, embalmers and drivers nears expiration on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

“Our members have worked and lived in these communities for decades. It’s appalling how this company comes in with an outside agenda while putting up a facade of being family-friendly,” said John Coli Jr., Local 727 Vice President. “Our members bring dignity and comfort to grieving families in their greatest time of need. This company should do the same for its employees.”

Houston, Texas-based Service Corporation International is the largest provider of death-care products and services in North America,

via www.prnewswire.com

The quote “It’s appalling, how this company comes  in with an outside agenda while putting up a facade of being family friendly.” is a theme of this blog about Service Corporation International.  Some recent experiences and reported Scandals have led me to believe that some  at SCI have nothing in mind but to fleece the Funeral Consumer.

In the Chicago area there is a clear line between Union Funeral homes. and non -union shops.

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