As part of the new four-year Pepsi contract, an Employee Relations Committee (ERC) — composed of union stewards, union business representatives and employer representatives — was established and will meet quarterly to discuss issues of concern to the union and the company.
During negotiations, the Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee and Pepsi management agreed that the ERC would meet within 45 days after contract ratification to review and discuss all Pepsi company policies, including the attendance policy and rules of conduct. The policy review ERC meeting is scheduled for Aug. 18.
“This committee will let us discuss workplace issues in a timely manner, so we can work to resolve them as they come up,” said John Coli Jr., President of Local 727. “It also gives our members a stronger voice in their workplace and the proper vehicle to address any problems throughout the year — and not just during contract negotiations.”
If you have questions, contact your Local 727 business representative:
- Zach Frankenbach (51st Street, Elk Grove Village): (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]
- Mike DeGard (35th Street, Kankakee): (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]