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PHOTOS: Local 727 Members Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of Coca-Cola Strike at Union Party

PHOTOS: Local 727 Members Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of Coca-Cola Strike at Union Party

| December 7, 2018

  Teamsters Local 727 hosted parties at Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution facilities in Niles and Alsip this past Wednesday, December 5th, to celebrate the third anniversary of the Coca-Cola Unfair Labor Practice strike. In December 2015, Coca-Cola Refreshments’ unreasonable actions and bad faith bargaining forced more than 300 workers to the ULP strike line for […]

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Local 727 Files Grievance Over GLCCD’s Attempted Unilateral Change of FMLA Policy

| November 21, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 recently filed yet another grievance against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, when it learned of the Company’s attempt to unilaterally change its FMLA policy. Several members informed the Union that they had been called in individually to meet with management.  GLCCD then presented members with a new “intake form” and proceeded to detail […]

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Labor Board Defers Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against GLCCD to Arbitration

| August 3, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 filed the most recent Unfair Labor Practice charge against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. which alleges, among other things, that the Company violated Federal Labor Law and the collective bargaining agreement when management bypassed the Union as a representative for GLCCD employees and engaged in direct dealing with a member. On yet […]

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Local 727 Files Grievances Against GLCCD over Route Changes and Bidding Process Violations

| July 26, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 has filed multiple grievances against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution for the Company’s recent violations of the collective bargaining agreement in regards to drivers’ routes and bids. GLCCD has taken the unprecedented step of no longer allowing members to bid on open routes by seniority as required by the CBA.  Instead, the Company […]

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GLCCD Lied to Members, Company Shows Up Empty-Handed Instead of Bargaining in Good Faith

GLCCD Lied to Members, Company Shows Up Empty-Handed Instead of Bargaining in Good Faith

| July 24, 2018

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. proved yesterday that it has no intention of fixing its relationship with the Union and instead is willing to lie and toss aside commitments made to its hard-working employees.  While scheduled to negotiate employee sick days with Teamsters Local 727, GLCCD negotiators arrived to the meeting unprepared and unwilling to […]

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