Teamster-represented funeral directors established a website and hotline (312-206-4123) to direct families to ‘community-friendly’ funeral homes not affected by the labor action.
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.
SCI Illinois Services, Inc. provided the union with its “last, best and final” offer on Sunday, June 30. The Teamster-member funeral directors and chauffeurs are scheduled to vote on the proposed contract during the evening of July 1, 2013.
NFDA-member licensed funeral directors and embalmers under the age of 40 had an opportunity to enter a drawing for a chance to participate in this exclusive program. The names of the 50 participants were announced the week of June 24 through video drawings posted on the NFDA website and social media sites. The attendees are:
As more businesses shift to the Web and tech companies grow, a host of death-centered startups have popped up in recent years, located in tech meccas like Silicon Valley and Manhattan as well as in smaller American cities.
After More Than 40 Hours of ‘Wheel Spinning,’ Funeral Employees Make Major Movement in Attempt to Settle Contract
One of our awesome readers was at the 2013 Illinois Funeral Directors Association Convention last week and was generous enough to snap a few pictures of the casket being debuted at the show.
Dozens of CE Offerings Under One Roof: NFDA Convention Workshops and Seminars Focus on Key Business Issues
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has invited leading experts to share strategies and ideas on a comprehensive array of funeral service topics during its 2013 International Convention & Expo, which will take place October 20-23 in Austin, Texas. The workshops were selected by NFDA-member funeral directors…