Jewel Update: Negotiations to Continue

Local 710 Teamsters Finally Make Progress, Parties to Reconvene at 9:00 a.m.

MOKENA, IL | The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee met for more than 16 hours in a marathon bargaining session on the day of the two contracts’ expiration.

The parties worked past midnight after progress was finally made. The Union has not agreed to an extension agreement, though the parties will continue to negotiate in good faith later today.

“We still have a lot of work to do, but we are hopeful that we can resolve everything beginning in the morning,” said Secretary-Treasurer Mike Cales. “We think we’re getting there, and our team is committed to finalizing a tentative agreement that we are proud to bring back to the members. We’ll see what the day brings.”

Negotiations are scheduled to resume at 9:00 a.m. today, Sunday, March 7, 2021. Stay tuned to for updates as this situation progresses.

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