Funeral home directors and drivers strike over labor dispute

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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 ( 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.

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  • Joe1953

    Mr. Jordan, WGN needs to dig a little deeper. Who called to alert WGN to the picketts? Local 727, its Secretary, John T. Coli, his brother and son, also 727 officers are under a RICO indictment for shaking down SCI for over 10 years. This is just Local 727 Teamsters continuing to intimidate SCI. Thank God this company has the will to stand up to Teamster union thuggery. Google John T. Coli and see what you find. Mr. Coli is Mayor Emmanual's top guy in Chicago labor. Chicago corruption at its finest