OTHER RECENT UNION NEWS

GLCCD Lied to Members, Company Shows Up Empty-Handed Instead of Bargaining in Good Faith

GLCCD Lied to Members, Company Shows Up Empty-Handed Instead of Bargaining in Good Faith

| July 24, 2018

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. proved yesterday that it has no intention of fixing its relationship with the Union and instead is willing to lie and toss aside commitments made to its hard-working employees.  While scheduled to negotiate employee sick days with Teamsters Local 727, GLCCD negotiators arrived to the meeting unprepared and unwilling to […]

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Local 727 Members at Brookfield Zoo Featured in Sun Times Article for National Zookeeper Week

| July 20, 2018

In honor of National Zookeeper Week, Teamsters Local 727 members Dara Kelly and Nava Greenblatt were recently featured in a Chicago Sun Times article: “As National Zookeeper Week is set to kick off on July 15, two employees at Brookfield Zoo recently sat down with the Chicago Sun-Times to describe their jobs as the first […]

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GLCCD’s Behavior Forces Union to File Yet Another Unfair Labor Practice Charge

| July 19, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 has filed a new Unfair Labor Practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution as a result of the Company’s direct dealing with members and attempted unilateral changes. GLCCD management recently bypassed Local 727 as the representative for employees and presented a separation agreement […]

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Amazon’s Top Shopping Day is a Prime Day for Labor Action

| July 18, 2018

For the past forty-eight hours, Amazon workers across Spain, Germany, and Poland have engaged in strikes to protest the e-commerce giant’s refusal to renew collective bargaining agreements, poor wages, and unhealthy working conditions throughout the Company’s European manufacturing facilities. Coinciding with the tech company’s made-up “Prime Day” holiday, thousands of employees participated in labor actions, […]

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DS Waters Drivers & Standard Coffee Workers Ratify New 5-Year Contracts

| July 18, 2018

Late last week, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by DS Waters (i.e. Hinckley Springs) ratified two new 5-year collective bargaining agreements that cover Drivers and Standard Coffee employees. Among the many achievements of these contracts were across-the-board raises and an elimination of the progressive wage scale for all current employees. Drivers will be guaranteed a […]

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