President John Coli Jr. presided as officers and representatives updated the membership on contracts, grievances, arbitrations and other union business during Teamsters Local 727’s general meeting on March 26. In the last month, Local 727 negotiated new contracts for Hawthorne ODT, Chicago Tribune drivers, and shuttle bus drivers and bellmen at the Orrington and […]
Teamsters Local 727 representatives recently resolved a grievance for part-time Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution members who were being denied their seniority privileges. The grievance was originally filed in July 2016 when the union was informed that full-time vacancies were not being posted and filled in seniority order. Going forward GLCCD agreed that, pursuant to Article […]
Local 727 Files Unfair Labor Charges Against Coca-Cola Refreshments for Unlawful Delay in Processing Grievances
For months, Local 727 has been awaiting Step One responses to numerous grievances from Coca-Cola.
Local 727 Members are encouraged to take part in upcoming leafleting events to support Chicago Reader members’ efforts to win a fair contract. Employees at Chicago Reader, the city’s long-standing free newspaper, have recently joined the Chicago News Guild and are negotiating their first contract. Contract bargaining has hit a standstill after a long year […]
Several Pepsi members filed grievances against the beverage giant due to wrongful decision-making in recent job placements and, as a result of an arbitration, won awards. On July 9, 2015, an arbitration hearing was held regarding several grievances against Pepsi about job bid seniority. Pepsi utilized company seniority as grounds for decisions for several job […]
Cook County Teamsters Urged to Join Fight Against Regressive Tax Teamsters Local 727 is calling all members to oppose a beverage tax recently proposed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. In a misguided attempt to close Cook County’s budget gap, Preckwinkle wants a soda tax which would add more as much as 50 percent […]