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Teamsters Local 727 Demands That Great Lakes Coca-Cola Prioritize People Over Profits

Teamsters Local 727 Demands That Great Lakes Coca-Cola Prioritize People Over Profits

| March 27, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters Local 727 sent Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings and bottler/distributor of Coca-Cola products (NYSE:KO), a detailed information request that asked for: 1)the sick leave and/or attendance policy the company will be using during this time to ensure members stay home while sick and/or […]

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GLCCD, the Grinch Who Ruined Christmas

| February 6, 2020

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution’s hypocrisy has been put on display once again. The Company, which gifts its employees with cases of beer each holiday season, recently unjustly terminated two employees.  Though GLCCD did not have any policy or posted guidelines regarding Company gifts, the Company alleged that two employees had taken more than is allegedly […]

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Union Prepares to Fight Back Against GLCDD and Has Demanded Arbitration of 13 Grievances that are Under Investigation

| January 30, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 has begun the new year with 13 arbitrations pending against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., which the Union are actively investigating.  Among these are TEN grievances over unjust terminations of Union members and an additional grievance over an unjust discipline of a member. Additionally, Local 727 has also demanded arbitration over a […]

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GLCCD Incompetence Costs Workers Money and Forces Several Drivers to Work 14-Hour Day

| November 19, 2019

When some OFS delivery merchandisers arrived to Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution’s Alsip facility this morning, GLCCD management did not have their delivery trucks ready.  Instead, the Teamsters Local 727 members, who work on commission, were forced to wait between five and six hours before their trucks were set and they could begin their workday.   As […]

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Union Demands Action as GLCCD Management Ignores Frigid, Unsafe Conditions in Niles Warehouse

| November 13, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 has demanded Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. take immediate action to remedy unsafe working conditions in the Company’s Niles warehouse. Two weeks ago, a Union steward alerted GLCCD management to broken curtains that were causing frigid air to enter the warehouse.  With the help of Local 727, the matter was quickly escalated […]

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