Teamsters Local 727 representatives are working to resolve issues with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution’s new attendance policy.
Earlier this year, GLCCD management said it planned to revise its attendance policy and discuss it with a union committee composed of a Local 727 business representative and stewards, who would have the opportunity to provide feedback and revisions. However, when the company implemented its new policy — which cuts the number of attendance points members could receive before receiving discipline in half, from 13 to 7 – it immediately resulted in three members’ wrongful terminations.
The union filed a grievance and has been holding ongoing meetings with management to settle the matter.
“The union is on top of this, and we are committed to finding a fair resolution so we can finally put this issue to rest,” said John Coli Jr., President of Local 727.
Teamsters Local 727 represents nearly 10,000 hardworking men and women throughout the Chicago area, including more than 500 workers at GLCCD facilities in Niles and Alsip, Ill.
Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.