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Keurig Dr Pepper Replaces Hazard Pay with Thanksgiving Turkey

Keurig Dr Pepper Replaces Hazard Pay with Thanksgiving Turkey

| November 24, 2020

Most years, the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, gives their employees a turkey at Thanksgiving. This year, the company is claiming it is a recognition of employees’ efforts throughout the COVID-19 crisis. After discontinuing hazard pay and trying to limit which members the Union had on its bargaining committee, Keurig Dr […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Demands Great Lakes Coca- Cola Protect Members During COVID-19 Pandemic

Teamsters Local 727 Demands Great Lakes Coca- Cola Protect Members During COVID-19 Pandemic

| November 17, 2020

As COVID-19 soars across the United States and the Chicagoland area, Great Lakes Coca-Cola has remained silent about any new measures to protect members and bringing back hazard pay. GLCC was the first Teamsters Local 727 represented company to end hazard pay. While the company previously put in to place a substandard “supplemental pay” that […]

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Teamsters Local 727 Achieves Protections Against “New Technology” for Outside Bargaining Unit Members

Teamsters Local 727 Achieves Protections Against “New Technology” for Outside Bargaining Unit Members

| October 20, 2020

Shortly before the coronavirus pandemic began, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) management contacted the Union about Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The Company informed Union representatives that, with no notice to the Union, they had installed ELDs inside distribution members’ trucks. According to KDP management, ELDs are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and record […]

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Meet the Teamsters Brothers and Sisters of Fleischmann’s Vinegar

| September 3, 2020

Members of Teamsters Local 727 who work at Fleischmann’s Vinegar, the world’s largest producer of commercial vinegar, have continued to push forward through the pandemic, doing their part to keep the U.S. supply chain up and running. A typical day at their Gage Park facility, located at 48th and Oakley Ave, involves members of 727 loading […]

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Keurig Dr. Pepper’s Shameful Anti-Worker Behavior Continues

Keurig Dr. Pepper’s Shameful Anti-Worker Behavior Continues

| September 1, 2020

Keurig Dr. Pepper (“KDP”) management has notified members and representatives of Teamsters Local 727 that the Company plans to end COVID-19 hazard pay effective September 12, 2020. Apparently, KDP seems to think that their employees are no longer at risk (i.e. the hazard is gone). As soon as the Union received notice, it sent the […]

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