Archive for March, 2019

As Current Contract Expiration Looms, GLCCD Continues to Waste Time

| March 26, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and representatives of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, met earlier today for a fifth day of collective bargaining.  The parties opened the day’s bargaining session by reviewing all current outstanding non-economic proposals. As the Union and management continued to work towards a single collective […]

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Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. Speaks at Thursday Rally in Support of Striking Musicians

Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. Speaks at Thursday Rally in Support of Striking Musicians

| March 25, 2019

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. walked the picket line in solidarity with the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the striking members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The musicians initiated a strike on Monday, March 11th, in protest of the CSO’s proposal to drastically reduce pension benefits. Speaking alongside fellow Chicago labor […]

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Home Juice Members Vote to Ratify New 3-Year Contract with Wage Increases and Retirement Plan Improvements

| March 25, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Home Juice Corporation recently ratified a successor collective bargaining agreement that covers both Inside and Outside workers. One of the highlights of the new CBA are the sweeping retroactive wage raises that successfully narrow the gap between Tier 1 and Tier 2 drivers. The Local 727 bargaining committee was […]

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Local 727 and GLCCD to Resume Negotiations for New CBAs Tomorrow

| March 25, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 and Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, are scheduled to resume negotiations tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 26th.  Tomorrow’s bargaining session will be the 5th meeting between the parties since negotiations opened on February 21st. The Local 727 bargaining committee opened negotiations in February by presenting GLCCD with a […]

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Local 727 and Dr Pepper Reach Multiple Tentative Agreements, Close to Wrapping Negotiations on Non-Economic Issues

| March 22, 2019

After a straight week of negotiations, Teamsters Local 727 and the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, have reached tentative agreements on nearly all non-economic matters, including contract language related to team leads and the workweek. During this week’s final bargaining session, the Local 727 bargaining committee successfully secured a tentative agreement […]

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