Archive for January, 2020

Local 727 Intervention Results in Pepsi Hiring Union Labor for On-Site Demolition Work

| January 31, 2020

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Pepsi Beverages Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, informed the Union that members of LiUNA Laborers Local 225 had erected a picket outside of the Company’s 51st Street location to protest a non-union contractor hired by Pepsi to demolish an unused building on the property.  Immediately after being […]

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Union Prepares to Fight Back Against GLCDD and Has Demanded Arbitration of 13 Grievances that are Under Investigation

| January 30, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 has begun the new year with 13 arbitrations pending against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., which the Union are actively investigating.  Among these are TEN grievances over unjust terminations of Union members and an additional grievance over an unjust discipline of a member. Additionally, Local 727 has also demanded arbitration over a […]

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NLRB Office of Executive Secretary Finally Responds to Union, Assures Local 727 Keurig Dr Pepper Summary Judgement has not “Fallen Through the Cracks”

| January 28, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 continues to check-in with the National Labor Relations Board weekly for updates on the NLRB’s decision concerning union representation of the recently organized Northlake salesmen.   This decision impacts not only union representation but also the multiple unfair labor practice charges filed against the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary.  Included […]

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Hotel Workers to Receive Largest Wage Increases in Bargaining Units’ Histories After Unanimously Ratifying New CBAs

| January 22, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 members employed by the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare unanimously ratified four new collective bargaining agreements earlier this month.  The CBAs, which cover hotel drivers, front desk attendants, engineers, and housekeeping and laundry attendants, not only improve benefits, strengthen job protections, and improve scheduling procedures but also include the largest wage increases in […]

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Local 727 to Collect Donations of Feminine Hygiene Products on Behalf of the JC25 Women’s Committee at January General Membership Meeting

| January 17, 2020

The Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee is partnering with the Chicago Period Project to empower homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity.  The local nonprofit organization distributes feminine hygiene products and other critical menstruation supplies to shelters, schools, and crisis support networks to help ensure Chicago residents living below the poverty line […]

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