OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Union Requests Injunctive Relief Against Dr Pepper at NLRB

| April 18, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 learned last weekend that the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, had allegedly begun using third-party non-union employees to transport, load, and unload Dr Pepper products from its Northlake production facility to a warehouse in Tinley Park.  On Monday, Local 727 confronted the company and filed an unfair labor practice […]

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Dr Pepper Caught Squirreling Away Products in Off-Site Warehouse

| April 15, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 learned over the weekend that the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, has allegedly begun using third-party non-union employees to transport, load, and unload Dr Pepper products from its Northlake production facility to a warehouse in Tinley Park.  Local 727 immediately confronted Dr Pepper management over this issue during this […]

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NLRB Region 13 Finds Merit with Unfair Labor Practice Charges Filed Against GLCCD

| April 15, 2019

Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board has found merit with unfair labor practice charges filed last year by Teamsters Local 727 against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc.  The charges initially stem from GLCCD’s delay and refusal to provide pertinent information to Local 727 regarding the unjust termination of Union members. The NLRB has ordered […]

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Dr Pepper Unwilling to Have Expert Engineer Determine Efficiency Standards, Doesn’t Bat an Eye at Unjust Termination of a Member over the Issue

| April 12, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee kicked off this afternoon’s bargaining by presenting the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, with a comprehensive counterproposal.  The parties focused the day’s remaining time on continuing their discussion regarding sales warehouse productivity and efficiency standards. Local 727 has long contended that the productivity and efficiency standards […]

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UIC Graduate Workers Ratify New Contract after a 3+ Week Strike

| April 12, 2019

After 13 months of negotiations and over 3 weeks on the strike line, more than 1,500 graduate and teaching assistants of the University of Illinois Chicago Graduate Employees Organization (UIC-GEO) Local 6297 have successfully secured and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement.  According to a recent UIC-GEO Facebook post, the graduate workers’ new 3-year contract—which […]

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