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SOURCE SCI Illinois Services, Inc.
Court Ruling Protects Bereaved Families and Mourners at SCI Illinois Services, Inc. Facilities from Abuse by Picketers
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Circuit Court of Cook County of Illinois issued a preliminary injunction against the Teamsters Local 727 and its leadership on Thursday. According to the ruling, the union and leaders, including John Coli, Sr., and John Coli, Jr., and others, are enjoined from the following conduct:
The ruling comes after a complaint filed by SCI Illinois Services, Inc. asked for preliminary and permanent injunctions due to repeated incidents of gross insensitivity and harassment directed at grieving families by Teamsters' picketers outside of funeral homes affected by the union's labor dispute with the company.
"We are grateful that the court recognized the legitimacy of our complaint and has acted to protect grieving families from continued cruel and callous harassment by union representatives," said Larry Michael, managing director for SCI Illinois Services, Inc. "Despite the fact that these families were experiencing the most difficult times of their lives, picketers repeatedly chose to make the bereaved the target of their cowardly attacks. While we recognize and respect the Teamsters' right to picket, we have been shocked at the insensitivities and obscenities directed at grieving mourners by the picketers."
Some incidents cited in the original complaint include:
About SCI Illinois Services, Inc.
SCI Illinois Services, Inc. manages the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral homes and cemeteries across Chicagoland. It is part of Service Corporation International, headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit our website at www.sci-corp.com. For more information about the Dignity Memorial network, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com.
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