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In Light of Dr Pepper’s Bad Faith Actions, Local 727 Encourages Members to Enroll in New HSA Plan to Avoid a Loss in Health Care while the Union Continues to Battle the Company

| July 15, 2019

During the recent negotiations for a new Inside collective bargaining agreement, the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, agreed that employees would have the option of keeping their current PPO health care plan through the end of 2019.  Despite this agreement, Dr Pepper has outrageously gone back on its word and has announced […]

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Dr Pepper Northlake Salesmen Become Latest Group to Overwhelmingly Vote for Local 727 Representation

Dr Pepper Northlake Salesmen Become Latest Group to Overwhelmingly Vote for Local 727 Representation

| July 15, 2019

Area Sales Managers and Sales Services Representatives employed by the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, voted overwhelmingly in favor of union representation on Friday, July 12.  The group of nearly 70 Northlake-based salesmen are the fourth unit this year to select Teamsters Local 727 as their sole collective bargaining representative. “By voting […]

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Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

| July 12, 2019

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continued on Tuesday, July 9 between Teamsters Local 727 and Vitalant.  Despite Vitalant’s abrupt departure from the parties’ last bargaining session, the Local 727 bargaining committee and management made progress towards reaching a fair agreement. The parties spent a significant portion of Tuesday’s negotiations bargaining over outstanding non-economic […]

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PAS Owner Cesar Galvan ARRESTED in Proceeding Concerning his Failure to Comply with Federal Order to Pay Local 727 Owed Back Dues

| July 11, 2019

PAS LLC owner Cesar Galvan was taken into custody on Tuesday by local authorities.  The bench warrant for Galvan’s arrest was previously issued after he failed to comply with proceedings concerning a federal judgement enforcing an arbitration award that required him to pay more than $225,000 to Teamsters Local 727. The case against Galvan initially […]

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Board Refuses Local 727 Members the Opportunity to Speak at IL Task Force Meeting in Alleged Violation of Open Meetings Act

| July 8, 2019

During the last meeting of the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force on Wednesday, June 19, Task Force members voted to approve several recommendations for reforming the Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA). Of the motions approved, nearly all recommended reforms that Local 727 representatives and members had advocated for during past Task Force meetings.  These include motions […]

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