OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

Vitalant’s Offensive Opening Wage Offer Prevents Further Progress in Tuesday Bargaining Session

| July 12, 2019

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continued on Tuesday, July 9 between Teamsters Local 727 and Vitalant.  Despite Vitalant’s abrupt departure from the parties’ last bargaining session, the Local 727 bargaining committee and management made progress towards reaching a fair agreement. The parties spent a significant portion of Tuesday’s negotiations bargaining over outstanding non-economic […]

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PAS Owner Cesar Galvan ARRESTED in Proceeding Concerning his Failure to Comply with Federal Order to Pay Local 727 Owed Back Dues

| July 11, 2019

PAS LLC owner Cesar Galvan was taken into custody on Tuesday by local authorities.  The bench warrant for Galvan’s arrest was previously issued after he failed to comply with proceedings concerning a federal judgement enforcing an arbitration award that required him to pay more than $225,000 to Teamsters Local 727. The case against Galvan initially […]

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Board Refuses Local 727 Members the Opportunity to Speak at IL Task Force Meeting in Alleged Violation of Open Meetings Act

| July 8, 2019

During the last meeting of the Illinois Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force on Wednesday, June 19, Task Force members voted to approve several recommendations for reforming the Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA). Of the motions approved, nearly all recommended reforms that Local 727 representatives and members had advocated for during past Task Force meetings.  These include motions […]

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Keurig Dr Pepper Double-Crosses Inside Employees, Reneges on Negotiation Promises

| July 2, 2019

The American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP), recently posted notices informing Inside employees represented by Teamsters Local 727 that the Company will soon eliminate its PPO health care plans and begin only offering the Company’s new, high-deductible HSA health care plan.  According to the notices, Inside employees will be left […]

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Union Files Grievance after GLCCD Lies to Members about Holiday Pay Eligibility

| July 2, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. immediately after learning that the Company had begun circulating misinformation to members concerning holiday pay.  The Union was informed that GLCCD management had falsely informed workers that employees who take a sick day the day before or the day following a holiday would […]

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