OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Another Union Victory, NLRB Grants Summary Judgement Against Keurig Dr Pepper

| February 6, 2020

In yet another win for Teamsters Local 727, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a Summary Judgement against the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary. The NLRB, which has certified the Union as the sole collective bargaining representative of Northlake-based Sales Service Representatives (SSRs) and Account Managers (AMs), has determined that Keurig […]

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CVS Claims Years of Overworking and Undervaluing Pharmacists is Justifiable Because ‘There Hasn’t Been a Mass Exodus’ of Workers

CVS Claims Years of Overworking and Undervaluing Pharmacists is Justifiable Because ‘There Hasn’t Been a Mass Exodus’ of Workers

| February 5, 2020

Teamsters Local 727 and representatives of retail pharmacy giant CVS (NYSE: CVS) returned to the bargaining table on Thursday, January 30, marking the first time in over a year that the parties met to continue negotiating a successor collective bargaining agreement for CVS pharmacists.  The meeting was scheduled as a result of the Union’s recent […]

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New York Times Article Highlights Retail Pharmacists’ Struggles, Pressing Need for Effective & Enforceable State Standards

| February 3, 2020

A recent New York Times report shines a light on the dangers of overworking pharmacists: “In letters to state regulatory boards and in interviews with The New York Times, many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens described understaffed and chaotic workplaces where they said it had become difficult to perform their jobs […]

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Brookfield Zoo Members’ Creative Repurposing of Christmas Trees Spotlighted by Local News

| February 3, 2020

Members of the community came together this holiday season to decorate over 600 trees at Brookfield Zoo’s annual Tree Trim.  But what happens to all those trees after the holidays are over? Teamsters Local 727 members employed by the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo repurposed many of the leftover trees, giving them a second […]

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Local 727 Intervention Results in Pepsi Hiring Union Labor for On-Site Demolition Work

| January 31, 2020

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Pepsi Beverages Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, informed the Union that members of LiUNA Laborers Local 225 had erected a picket outside of the Company’s 51st Street location to protest a non-union contractor hired by Pepsi to demolish an unused building on the property.  Immediately after being […]

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