OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Amazon’s Top Shopping Day is a Prime Day for Labor Action

| July 18, 2018

For the past forty-eight hours, Amazon workers across Spain, Germany, and Poland have engaged in strikes to protest the e-commerce giant’s refusal to renew collective bargaining agreements, poor wages, and unhealthy working conditions throughout the Company’s European manufacturing facilities. Coinciding with the tech company’s made-up “Prime Day” holiday, thousands of employees participated in labor actions, […]

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DS Waters Drivers & Standard Coffee Workers Ratify New 5-Year Contracts

| July 18, 2018

Late last week, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by DS Waters (i.e. Hinckley Springs) ratified two new 5-year collective bargaining agreements that cover Drivers and Standard Coffee employees. Among the many achievements of these contracts were across-the-board raises and an elimination of the progressive wage scale for all current employees. Drivers will be guaranteed a […]

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Local 727 Representatives Attend SCI Shareholder Meeting and Demand Independent SCI Board Chairman

| July 17, 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, a Teamsters Local 727 representative travelled to Service Corporation International’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in Houston, Texas in May to continue to insist on the appointment of an independent Board of Directors Chairman and to speak to the Board about the ongoing concerns of Funeral Directors in the Chicago market. Speaking […]

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Local 727 Steps in to Reimburse COBRA Costs Paid by Sick Families During ULP Strike

| July 3, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 and representatives of the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. that is set to merge with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. this month, met for mediation last Thursday in the hopes of reaching a fair collective bargaining agreement and return to work agreement for more than 150 drivers […]

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Dr Pepper Sour After Union Strike Victory

| July 2, 2018

Forty days after initiating an Unfair Labor Practice strike, more than 150 Teamsters Local 727 members returned to work today as drivers for the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple, Inc. that is set to merge with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. later this month.  Remarkably, Dr Pepper corporate management has already reneged […]

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