The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee has exchanged and responded to bargaining proposals as progress continues to be made during contract negotiations with Classic Party Rentals.
The employer tentatively agreed to the union’s proposal to not use temporary workers during the “slow season” when operations are significantly decreased due to the seasonal nature of the business.
Anytime we can increase protections to bargaining unit work, it’s an important win for the Teamsters. Removing the use of temps during the slow season at Classic Party Rentals will safeguard the hours our hardworking members can obtain.
John T. ColiTrustee of Local 710
Proposed language cleanup also has reached tentative agreement, and both parties are crafting updated proposals based on the sessions’ responses. The union is focusing on a number of concerns from the membership, including discussing ways to better handle the fluctuating workload to further protect members. The committee is working to protect access to overtime for people who want it, while ensuring the bargaining unit has reasonable work hours during busy periods.
Bargaining will continue Wednesday, September 28. Any questions should be directed to members of the bargaining committee or Local 710 Business Agent Mike Ramirez.
Local 710 represents both drivers and warehouse employees at Classic Party Rentals’ facility in McCook, Ill. The Teamsters handle the maintenance, distribution and set-up of tents and other items needed for events throughout the Chicago area.
Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.