Archive for June, 2020

Tribune Engages in Bad Faith and Regressive Effects Bargaining Over Proposed Lay-Offs

Tribune Engages in Bad Faith and Regressive Effects Bargaining Over Proposed Lay-Offs

| June 25, 2020

After weeks of bargaining in bad faith, failing to make substantive movement from its initial lay-off proposal, giving the Union unreasonable and arbitrary response deadlines and unlawfully threatening the Union with a “take it or leave it” approach, the Chicago Tribune unilaterally implemented a regressive proposal to lay-off  the two least senior drivers in the […]

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Additional Film and Television Production Safety Guidelines Released by Multi-Union Task Force

| June 25, 2020

Moving the industry closer to the resumption of film and television production, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), in association with other film industry Unions, recently released “The Safe Way Forward,” a report which describes and promotes science-based safety guidelines so that employers can provide a safe workplace for the cast and crew during the […]

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727 Demands Bargaining Over Great Lakes Coca-Cola’s Unjust Wellness Policy

727 Demands Bargaining Over Great Lakes Coca-Cola’s Unjust Wellness Policy

| June 18, 2020

After taking away hazard pay weeks before the state even considered removing the stay-at-home order and having more confirmed COVID-19 cases than any other employer with members represented by Teamsters Local 727, Great Lakes Coca-Cola contacted the Union to talk about new safety measures. Currently, the Company allegedly requires all employees to social distant, frequently […]

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Teamsters Work to Establish Safe Return-to-Work Policies for Motion Picture Division 

| June 11, 2020

Representatives of Teamsters along with IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, DGA and other producing entities and guilds have drafted a set of recommended return-to-work policies and safety protocols for motion pictures, television, and streaming productions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “white paper” document is the resulting product and can be found here. The policies and guidance found in this document intend […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

Teamsters Local 727 Responds to CVS’s Plea by Telling CVS to Negotiate a Fair Contract

| June 10, 2020

Four years into a contract negotiation hindered by CVS’s delay tactics, bad faith bargaining, direct dealing, interrogation, and anti-union sentiment, several members of CVS’ Labor Relations department recently contacted Local 727 and asked “how can we fix this adversarial relationship?” The Union answered in simple terms – “negotiate.” CVS employees Jean Frazier (Vice President, Labor Relations), […]

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