Funeral directors and drivers voted to authorize a strike against the Houston-based funeral giant Service Corporation (SCI).
According to a press release from Teamsters Local 727, “SCI, which uses the Dignity Memorial brand name, operates 16 funeral homes with 59 employees in the Chicagoland area. The employees voted in a secret ballot election to reject SCI’s June 30 “last, best and final offer”. In a vote immediately following the rejection of the offer, employees voted to strike.”
Teamster-represented funeral directors have launched a website (http://www.integrityinillinois.com) and a hotline (312-206-4123) to direct people to other funeral homes in the area not affected by the labor action, according to the press release.
There is a complete list of the affected funeral homes on the website.