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Dr Pepper’s Health Care Sale Makes Us Sick

Dr Pepper’s Health Care Sale Makes Us Sick

| April 12, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 opened this morning’s bargaining session with the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, by inviting a Local 727 Benefit Funds Representative into the negotiations to give a comprehensive presentation on the Union’s health care proposal. Management’s loaded questions following the presentation gave the impression that Dr Pepper mistakenly believes […]

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Record-Setting Number of Grievances Filed Against GLCCD Illustrates its Broken Relationship with Employees & Local 727

Record-Setting Number of Grievances Filed Against GLCCD Illustrates its Broken Relationship with Employees & Local 727

| April 12, 2019

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, has claimed repeatedly that it would like to repair and improve its relationship with its employees and with Teamsters Local 727.  But their actions have spoken louder than their words.  Throughout negotiations with the Union, GLCCD has ignored the concerns expressed by its employees and called […]

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Local 727 Files Charge Against GLCCD General Manager for Threatening Statements

Local 727 Files Charge Against GLCCD General Manager for Threatening Statements

| April 11, 2019

This week, Teamsters Local 727 filed charges against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. after General Manager Steve Zulanas allegedly made threatening statements to Union members.  The charges are now pending with the National Labor Relations Board. Zulanas’ statements are an unpleasant reminder of the attempted intimidation Coca-Cola members were forced to endure when Local 727 […]

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GLCCD Presents and Refuses to Move on Live Loading Proposal, Offers No Movement on Health Care

GLCCD Presents and Refuses to Move on Live Loading Proposal, Offers No Movement on Health Care

| April 9, 2019

On the first day of negotiations with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, Teamsters Local 727 proposed the elimination of live loading from the new successor collective bargaining agreement.  The Union made it clear to GLCCD that the use of live loading has grown well beyond what was agreed upon during […]

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GLCCD Attempts to Defend Awful Health Care by Accusing Union of Cherry-Picking

| April 9, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 opened this morning’s bargaining session with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, by presenting a comprehensive proposal and again stressing the need for major changes to health care.  Local 727 explained to the Company that GLCCD’s share of health care premium costs has decreased over the life of […]

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