Archive for April, 2019

Local 727 and GLCCD Reach Tentative Agreement on New 3-Year CBA

| April 24, 2019

After a marathon bargaining session of more than 13 hours yesterday, Tuesday, April 23, the Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. successfully reached a tentative agreement on a new 3-year successor collective bargaining agreement.  The tentative agreement unifies the three CBAs that previously covered Inside and Outside GLCCD employees, and […]

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Dr Pepper Making Movement at a Glacial Pace

| April 22, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 and the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, reconvened negotiations for a new Inside collective bargaining agreement earlier today.  The Union bargaining committee was joined today by Outside Dr Pepper stewards following a series of ULP filings by both Local 727 and Dr Pepper, as well as the requesting of […]

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Dr Pepper Files Baseless ULP Charges with Labor Board

| April 22, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, filed three baseless unfair labor practice charges with the Labor Board against Teamsters Local 727.  Rather than focus its efforts on reaching a fair agreement with the Union before the current Inside contract expires on April 30, Dr Pepper has wasted […]

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ATTENTION TEAMSTERS: Studies Link High-Deductible Health Care Plans to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

| April 22, 2019

According to a recent NPR report: “A study published last month in Health Affairs examined claims data from a large national insurer… women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer diagnosis […]

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Union Requests Injunctive Relief Against Dr Pepper at NLRB

| April 18, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 learned last weekend that the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, had allegedly begun using third-party non-union employees to transport, load, and unload Dr Pepper products from its Northlake production facility to a warehouse in Tinley Park.  On Monday, Local 727 confronted the company and filed an unfair labor practice […]

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