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    Default Unfair Labor Practices Could Lead To Teamsters Strike At Navy Pier

    Park Ridge, IL (May 4, 2017) – In February 2017, Navy Pier Inc. (NPI) – the company that manages Navy Pier – issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace 43 fire safety and security officers after originally withdrawing the RFP in October 2016. These officers are currently employed by SMG and represented by Teamsters Local 727. Replacing the officers with another company, along with the elimination of their pensions as well as dramatic wage and benefit cuts by NPI, could lead to a strike at the popular Chicago tourist attraction.

    The new vendor NPI has selected is Allied Universal, an alleged SEIU Local 1 signatory. In a letter to SMG security officers, NPI informed the officers that “Allied Universal Security will begin transitioning their services and training personnel to assume responsibilities at the Pier.” The letter goes on to state that all full-time officers will be “extended an opportunity to join the Allied Universal Security team,” and, “in addition, all part-time officers will also be given an opportunity to apply for a position with Allied Universal.”

    What the letter didn’t mention was that Allied was planning wage cuts of up to 30%, the elimination of pension, and other benefit cuts including health care for those officers that remain.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/un...rike-navy-pier

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    Unfair Labor Practice Strike Thursday By Security, Fire and Safety Officers at Navy Pier

    This actually happened yesterday but was posted on a union site today. Will follow up to see what happens.

    CHICAGO, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 50 security, fire and safety officers who serve and protect Chicago residents and tourists at Navy Pier will initiate an unfair labor practice strike on Thursday, May 18.

    The officers, represented by Teamsters Local 727, had been employed by SMG and co-managed by Navy Pier, Inc. (NPI). A new employer, Allied Universal, assumed management of the officers today with NPI and has refused to recognize the Teamsters' collective bargaining agreement. Allied has made clear it plans to eliminate 90 percent of the union positions and replace experienced security professionals earning $24 an hour with outsourced workers making just $13. Allied also plans to eliminate officers' pensions and dramatically reduce their health care benefits.

    "Navy Pier, Inc. and Allied have colluded to replace dedicated officers with less experienced workers for the sake of profit," said John Coli Jr., President of Local 727. "What's happening at Navy Pier is despicable and unconscionable. Management is putting our members' livelihoods at risk and the safety and security of the general public at Illinois' top tourist destination. Thousands of people visit Navy Pier every day, and NPI and Allied have no regard for their well-being."
    Unfair Labor Practice Strike Thursday By Security, Fire and Safety Officers at Navy Pier
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    SMG Lays Off Security, Fire and Safety Officers at McCormick Place Behind Union’s Back

    Without reaching an agreement with Teamsters Local 727, SMG laid off its security, fire and safety officers that Local 727 represents at McCormick Place, the international trade show venue in Chicago.

    Additionally, SMG has not called its former part-time workers at Navy Pier, who were let go as a result of Allied Universal’s takeover, to replace the part-time officers it laid off at McCormick Place. These are the 727 members from Navy Pier that should be reporting to McCormick Place because they have more seniority, and they are one bargaining unit.

    SMG’s action has resulted in McCormick Place potentially having an understaffed security workforce during a busy June trade show schedule.

    “Following the recent devastating terrorist attack in Manchester, England, our members and other employees at McCormick Place have reported that the Chicago Police Department has elevated its alert level there,” said John Coli, Jr., President of Local 727. “Clearly, this is not the time for SMG to reduce its security personnel and put the trade show public at greater risk. We will do everything we can to fight for our members and get SMG to honor the collective bargaining agreement.”
    SMG Lays Off Security, Fire and Safety Officers at McCormick Place Behind Union

 

 

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