Archive for March, 2019

Negotiations between Local 727 and Dr Pepper Remain Slow-Moving

| March 21, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 dove straight back into negotiations this morning, presenting the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, with a new proposal to amend sales warehouse productivity and efficiency standards. The Union bargaining committee has proposed scrapping and replacing the current outdated productivity and efficiency standards, which were revealed in yesterday’s bargaining […]

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ATTENTION TEAMSTERS: Trump’s Treasury Dept. Has Made it Easier for Companies to Dump Pensions

| March 21, 2019

According to a recent CNN Business report: “With no fanfare in early March, the Treasury Department issued a notice that allows employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions with a one-time lump sum payment. The decision reverses Obama-era guidance, issued in 2015, that had effectively banned the practice after officials determined that lump-sum payments often shortchanged seniors… […]

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Progress Slows with Dr Pepper Negotiations Today

| March 20, 2019

After four bargaining sessions and nearly two weeks, the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, at last responded today to Teamsters Local 727’s information request from the very first day of negotiations. Upon review, a significant amount of requested information was missing.  Additionally, review of the information revealed that current productivity standards […]

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Union Secures Multiple Tentative Agreements from Dr Pepper

Union Secures Multiple Tentative Agreements from Dr Pepper

| March 19, 2019

During the parties’ second bargaining session of the week, Teamsters Local 727 and the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, made significant progress on several outstanding non-economic matters. Today, Local 727 and Dr Pepper successfully reached tentative agreements on scheduling items, including cross-training and overtime language.  The tentative agreement on overtime would […]

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Local 727 Continues to Make Slow but Steady Progress in Negotiations with Dr Pepper

| March 18, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 and the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, reconvened negotiations for a new successor Inside collective bargaining agreement earlier today.  The day’s discussions centered on outstanding non-economic issues, including scheduling, cross-training opportunities, and the workweek. Today, the Company spoke at length about how good business currently is, claiming repeatedly […]

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