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Union Continues to Fight Terminations by Filing New Grievances Against GLCCD

| October 17, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 has filed new grievances against Great Lakes Coca Cola Distribution for the Company’s unjust terminations and alleged violation of the Family Medical Leave Act. In addition to filing grievances for each termination, the Union also filed a grievance on behalf of all members over GLCCD’s unjust attendance policy and its application for […]

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Union Welcomes 22 New Members from Non-Union GLCCD Locations

| October 16, 2017

Twenty-two employees of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution have recently become members of Teamsters Local 727. They were relocated from non-union GLCCD facilities in Portage, IN and Kankakee, IL to a Local 727-represented facility in Alsip, IL. Their bargaining unit positions include drivers, merchandisers, OFS, relief, bulk and full-service. Local 727 represents GLCCD employees at two Alsip […]

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Local 727 Applauds Repeal of Job-Killing Beverage Tax

Local 727 Applauds Repeal of Job-Killing Beverage Tax

| October 11, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 applauds the repeal of the Cook County Beverage Tax Ordinance today by the Cook County Board of Commissioners. The repeal, which goes into effect December 1, means that working families will no longer be required to pay an exorbitant amount of money for soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages. It also […]

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Coca-Cola to Reimburse More Members Affected by the 2016 Tobacco Premium

| September 12, 2017

In June, Teamsters Local 727 reported that it filed a grievance as a result of tobacco premiums that Coca-Cola charged members in 2016 in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. Because of Local 727’s efforts, Coca-Cola paid an 85% reimbursement of the 2016 premium surcharge to affected members. The Union recently discovered, however, that some […]

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Make Your Voice Heard: Can the Tax Rally Sept. 12!

Make Your Voice Heard: Can the Tax Rally Sept. 12!

| September 8, 2017

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