OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

Coca-Cola to Reimburse Affected Members of Tobacco Premiums

Coca-Cola to Reimburse Affected Members of Tobacco Premiums

| June 29, 2017

The union filed a grievance as a result of tobacco premiums that Coca-Cola charged members in 2016 in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. Due to the union’s efforts, within the next 21 days Coca-Cola will pay all current employees who were affected by the premium surcharge a reimbursement of 85% of the premium they […]

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Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Ordered to Make Changes for Member Safety

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Ordered to Make Changes for Member Safety

| June 28, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered The American Bottling Company dba Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to correct safety violations and pay a corresponding penalty of $25,350. The company was cited for two violations. Per the first violation, the employer did not ensure that an energy control procedure was utilized for the control […]

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President Coli Rallies Public to Can the Tax

President Coli Rallies Public to Can the Tax

| June 27, 2017

Amid chants of “can the tax …can the tax,” Teamsters Local 727 President John Coli, Jr. took to the microphone and kicked off the Can the Tax rally held outside at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. Coli framed the tax issue as a threat to hundreds if not thousands of decent-paying jobs […]

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President Coli to Speak at Can the Tax Rally, Tuesday, June 27

President Coli to Speak at Can the Tax Rally, Tuesday, June 27

| June 26, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 President John Coli, Jr. will be speaking at the Can the Tax Rally tomorrow, June 27th, at the James R. Thompson Center’s outdoor plaza (100 W Randolph St.). We invite all our members to attend and show support for the repeal of the beverage tax before it negatively affects Cook County businesses and […]

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NLRB Finds Merit with Local 727’s Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Osco

| June 21, 2017

Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board has found merit with the unfair labor practice charge Teamsters Local 727 filed in January over Jewel/Osco’s unlawful refusal to provide information about its employee benefits plans unless the union signed a confidentiality agreement. The Board has issued a complaint against the company. “We’re happy that Region […]

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