Archive for February, 2019

Local 727 Recovers $40,000 in Owed Wages for Teamster Movie Drivers

| February 15, 2019

Nearly thirty bargaining unit employees represented by Teamsters Local 727 will receive a combined total of $40,000 in backpay as a result of the Union’s successful settlement of a grievance against Beats Financing and Distribution, LLC. The grievance was originally filed last summer when the Union was informed that the Company, had increased the budget […]

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Local 727 Soda Drivers Featured in NBC 5’s Secrets of the Trade

Local 727 Soda Drivers Featured in NBC 5’s Secrets of the Trade

| February 12, 2019

Recognized some familiar faces on t.v. last night? While each driver had interesting stories to share about their work, violence on the job was a common reality experienced by all of the Teamsters. As Yancey recalled witnessing a man being robbed at gunpoint, Henderson was reminded of an incident in which an individual attacked his […]

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GLCCD Proposal to Remedy 2+ Year Attendance Policy Dispute

GLCCD Proposal to Remedy 2+ Year Attendance Policy Dispute

| February 8, 2019

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. requested a meeting to discuss Teamsters Local 727’s unfair labor practice charge against the Company regarding sick days.  The parties met on Friday, February 8th and Local 727 was surprised by GLCCD’s sudden proposal to remedy the sick day grievance. GLCCD presented a proposal which includes five sick days for […]

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Members Updated on Local 727’s First Wins of 2019 at January Membership Meeting

Members Updated on Local 727’s First Wins of 2019 at January Membership Meeting

| February 6, 2019

Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. updated Teamsters Local 727 members on the recent successes of the Union during the first General Membership Meeting of the new year on January 27, 2019. The membership was informed of the past month’s Union victories, including the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ repeal of an unjust tax-break for parking aggregator […]

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