Labor Board Finds Merit with Unfair Labor Practice Charge Filed by Teamsters Local 727 Against Dr Pepper

| January 2, 2019

Earlier this year, Teamsters Local 727 filed an unfair labor practice charge against the American Bottling Company for its refusal and delay in providing the Union with information it had requested in order to investigate claims made by the Company.

The Union is pleased to report that Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board found merit with Local 727’s charge against the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.  After the American Bottling Company was informed of the merit finding by the NLRB, it agreed to provide the information previously requested by the Union and post a notice informing employees that it would no longer refuse to provide the Union with information that is necessary to the Union’s role as the bargaining representative.

“Dr Pepper should be embarrassed that it took an Unfair Labor Practice charge for the Company to honor its obligations under the law, but the NLRB’s merit finding reaffirms what Local 727 has always argued—no company is above the law,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.

As part of the settlement of the Unfair Labor Practice charge with the NLRB, Dr Pepper must post a formal notice in the Company’s various break rooms.

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Members with questions should contact Business Representative Caleen Carter-Patton at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

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