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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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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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Local 727 Files Grievance Against GLCCD for Unjust Termination

| July 25, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 has filed a grievance against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution for its unjust termination of an employee. The employee who requested and was on Family Medical Leave was terminated. When questioned about the company’s unjust action, a GLCCD supervisor commented that the employee allegedly did not clearly express the reason for his absence, […]

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Coca-Cola to Reimburse Affected Members of Tobacco Premiums

Coca-Cola to Reimburse Affected Members of Tobacco Premiums

| June 29, 2017

The union filed a grievance as a result of tobacco premiums that Coca-Cola charged members in 2016 in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. Due to the union’s efforts, within the next 21 days Coca-Cola will pay all current employees who were affected by the premium surcharge a reimbursement of 85% of the premium they […]

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Can the Tax Rally, June 27

Can the Tax Rally, June 27

| June 19, 2017

Please save the date for the Can the Tax campaign’s rally to be held on Tuesday, June 27th, at the James R. Thompson Center’s outdoor plaza (100 W Randolph St.) from 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 10:15 AM. The rally will bring together coalition partners to highlight […]

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