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Dr Pepper Unwilling to Have Expert Engineer Determine Efficiency Standards, Doesn’t Bat an Eye at Unjust Termination of a Member over the Issue

| April 12, 2019

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee kicked off this afternoon’s bargaining by presenting the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, with a comprehensive counterproposal.  The parties focused the day’s remaining time on continuing their discussion regarding sales warehouse productivity and efficiency standards. Local 727 has long contended that the productivity and efficiency standards […]

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UIC Graduate Workers Ratify New Contract after a 3+ Week Strike

| April 12, 2019

After 13 months of negotiations and over 3 weeks on the strike line, more than 1,500 graduate and teaching assistants of the University of Illinois Chicago Graduate Employees Organization (UIC-GEO) Local 6297 have successfully secured and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement.  According to a recent UIC-GEO Facebook post, the graduate workers’ new 3-year contract—which […]

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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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