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Local 727 Executive Board Elected to New Term

Local 727 Executive Board Elected to New Term

| November 6, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, the Executive Board of Teamsters Local 727 was elected to a new three-year term by an enthusiastic gathering of the Local 727 membership. The Unity Slate, under the leadership of Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. and comprised of all current Local 727 Executive Board members, ran without opposition and won re-election […]

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Local 727 and CDT Dive into Negotiations for Successor CBA

| November 4, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 Bargaining Committee kicked-off negotiations with Cook DuPage Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of National Express, earlier this month for a new collective bargaining agreement covering drivers, porters, dispatchers, vehicle service attendants, recon, and customer service representatives. The Union opened negotiations by presenting the Company with a comprehensive contract proposal based upon the […]

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Keurig Dr Pepper Fails to Fill Open Sales Warehouse Positions by Seniority in Violation of the CBA

| November 1, 2019

It was recently brought to the attention of Teamsters Local 727 that the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, denied several members open positions within the Company’s sales warehouse.  Though the affected members possessed the skills needed for the roles and the seniority to bid into the positions, Keurig Dr Pepper management claimed […]

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Proposed Amendments to IL Pharmacy Practice Act Do Not Align with Task Force Recommendations, Local 727 Maintains Further Reform Necessary

Proposed Amendments to IL Pharmacy Practice Act Do Not Align with Task Force Recommendations, Local 727 Maintains Further Reform Necessary

| October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the Illinois Pharmaceutical Task Force submitted its final report and recommendations for modifying the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA) to the state legislature.  Illinois State Representative Michael Zalewski last week appears to have used the Task Force’s recommendations to draft and submit an official proposal for amending the PPA to the Illinois […]

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Union Files Grievance Over GLCCD’s New Voice Pick System, Demands Engineers be Called in to Reassess Productivity Standards

| October 30, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 was recently informed that Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. has introduced a new voice pick system in the Company’s Alsip facility.  The new pilot program for this system has added additional steps to the picking process making it more complex and time consuming.  Additionally, Local 727 has learned that GLCCD has further […]

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