Union Files an Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against GLCCD Alleging Retaliation Against Union Steward

| April 6, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 filed an unfair labor practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution alleging the Company retaliated against a Union steward who was engaging in union activity.

The ULP filing is a direct result of in-person meetings – held without a Union representative present – between GLCCD management and the Union steward during which management directed obscenities at the steward who voiced his opinion regarding management’s frequent discipline and termination of union members for indiscriminate reasons.

“If GLCCD management thinks it can intimidate or disrespect our member without consequence, it is sorely mistaken,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “The steward engaged in perfectly lawful activity. We will not sit idly by while his rights are violated.”

GLCCD has a history of poor behavior toward Local 727 members. The Union currently has another unfair labor practice charge pending against the Company, plus 13 arbitrations, and numerous grievances. GLCCD may have a penchant for disrespecting the Union and its members, however, Local 727 is not afraid to fight back.

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Caleen Carter-Patton at (847) 696-7500 or [email protected]

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

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