OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Local 727 Files for Arbitration Over GLCCD’s Lies Regarding Holiday Pay Eligibility

| July 16, 2019

Last month, Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. after learning that management had lied to members by falsely claiming that employees who take a sick day the day before or following a holiday would not be eligible for holiday pay.  This assertion directly contradicts GLCCD’s signed collective bargaining agreement, […]

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Union Reminds Dr Pepper that it Must Maintain Status Quo and Refrain from Making Unilateral Changes for SSRs & Account Managers at Northlake

Union Reminds Dr Pepper that it Must Maintain Status Quo and Refrain from Making Unilateral Changes for SSRs & Account Managers at Northlake

| July 15, 2019

Today, Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. reminded the American Bottling Company, d/b/a Keurig Dr Pepper, of its clear obligation under the National Labor Relations Act to refrain from making any unilateral changes to the terms and conditions of employment for newly organized Northlake-based Sales Services Representatives and Account Managers. According to the National […]

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In Light of Dr Pepper’s Bad Faith Actions, Local 727 Encourages Members to Enroll in New HSA Plan to Avoid a Loss in Health Care while the Union Continues to Battle the Company

| July 15, 2019

During the recent negotiations for a new Inside collective bargaining agreement, the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, agreed that employees would have the option of keeping their current PPO health care plan through the end of 2019.  Despite this agreement, Dr Pepper has outrageously gone back on its word and has announced […]

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Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

| July 12, 2019

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continued on Tuesday, July 9 between Teamsters Local 727 and Vitalant.  Despite Vitalant’s abrupt departure from the parties’ last bargaining session, the Local 727 bargaining committee and management made progress towards reaching a fair agreement. The parties spent a significant portion of Tuesday’s negotiations bargaining over outstanding non-economic […]

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PAS Owner Cesar Galvan ARRESTED in Proceeding Concerning his Failure to Comply with Federal Order to Pay Local 727 Owed Back Dues

| July 11, 2019

PAS LLC owner Cesar Galvan was taken into custody on Tuesday by local authorities.  The bench warrant for Galvan’s arrest was previously issued after he failed to comply with proceedings concerning a federal judgement enforcing an arbitration award that required him to pay more than $225,000 to Teamsters Local 727. The case against Galvan initially […]

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