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Service Corp. resumes negotiations with Teamsters Local 727

More than a month after Chicagoland funeral directors and drivers were forced to strike over unfair labor practices, Service Corporation International resumed negotiations with Teamsters Local 727 only to regressively bargain. SCI's only change from its draconian last, best and final offer on June 30 — the final day of the previous contract — was to propose inclusion in the company's health, dental and vision insurance. "It's clear to us that SCI isn't interested in good faith bargaining," said John T. Coli, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. "The only movement they made was regressive."