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Teamsters Local 727 Demands That Great Lakes Coca-Cola Prioritize People Over Profits

Teamsters Local 727 Demands That Great Lakes Coca-Cola Prioritize People Over Profits

| March 27, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters Local 727 sent Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings and bottler/distributor of Coca-Cola products (NYSE:KO), a detailed information request that asked for: 1)the sick leave and/or attendance policy the company will be using during this time to ensure members stay home while sick and/or […]

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Chicago Sun Times Article Highlights Union Pharmacist’s Struggles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Chicago Sun Times Article Highlights Union Pharmacist’s Struggles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 26, 2020

Today, the Chicago Sun Times released an article which includes excepts from an interview with Teamsters Local 727 Union Steward, Michael Trnka. A full link to the article and excerpts can be found below. “Michael Trnka, a Jewel-Osco pharmacist, said that while he and others in his industry continue to show up for work, “not […]

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SHAME ON YOU CHICAGO TRIBUNE!

SHAME ON YOU CHICAGO TRIBUNE!

| March 25, 2020

Across the nation, city and state governments are mandating “shelter-in-place” orders to protect American workers and slow the spread of COVID-19. During these shelter-in-place orders, only businesses that are deemed “essential” are able to operate. Many of these companies know that these front-line essential workers are putting themselves and their families at risk to help […]

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727 Seeks Help From Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot

727 Seeks Help From Governor Pritzker & Mayor Lightfoot

| March 25, 2020

Local 727 is continuing to do everything it can to combat the existing safety and job loss concerns that have arisen since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and recently sent a letter to Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker informing them of unauthorized furloughs implemented by some of Chicago’s largest employers. While the Local is pleased to […]

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KEURIG DR PEPPER’S ANTI-UNION TACTICS CONTINUE

KEURIG DR PEPPER’S ANTI-UNION TACTICS CONTINUE

| March 24, 2020

Last week, Teamsters Local 727 sent all soda companies represented by 727, including the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE:KDP), a detailed information request that asked companies to explain measures they planned to take in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the union requested: 1) the sick leave and/or attendance policy […]

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