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Teamster Local 727 files unfair labor practice charges against Service Corp.

Teamster Local 727, which represents funeral directors and drivers at Service Corporation International, filed unfair labor practice charges against the company. On or about June 24 and 25, in violation of the National Labor Relations Act, SCI engaged in bad faith bargaining with the union by making unlawful omissions and misrepresentations in memos issued to its employees and negotiators. Additionally, SCI issued memos that contained implied threats to interfere with employees' current benefits in violation of the NLRA. Local 727 has been negotiating a contract for its 59 members at 16 SCI-owned funeral homes since June 14. No strike date has been set as talks continue. The current contract expires on Monday, July 1.