After NLRB Issues Summary Judgement, Local 727 Again Demands Keurig Dr Pepper Bargain with Northlake SSRs and AMs

| February 7, 2020

Click above to read Secretary-Treasurer Coli’s full letter to Keurig Dr Pepper management.

Following the National Labor Relations Board’s issuing of a Summary Judgement against the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. has mailed a third letter demanding the Company bargain with the Union over a first contract for Northlake Sales Service Representatives (SSRs) and Account Managers (AMs).

“Instead of honoring your employee’s democratic vote in selecting Teamsters Local 727 as its representative, Keurig Dr Pepper has disgustingly fought employee’s free choice at every turn,” wrote Secretary-Treasurer Coli.  “I am pleased to inform you that justice was again on the Union’s side… Accordingly, please accept this letter as the Union’s continued demand that the Company fulfill its legal obligations and begin negotiations with the Union.”

In addition to demanding Keurig Dr Pepper negotiate with the Union, Secretary-Treasurer Coli also reminded the Company of Local 727’s outstanding information request, which has remained unfulfilled since August 2019.

“Please know that the Union continues to stand strong despite your anti-union tactics and shameful behavior,” wrote Secretary-Treasurer Coli.

To read Secretary-Treasurer Coli’s full letter, click here.

Local 727 represents more than 575 Dr Pepper employees in the Company’s Northlake and Harvey, Illinois facilities, as well as nearly 2,000 total beverage industry workers across Chicagoland.

Anyone with questions should contact Lead 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 grievance(s), or as a waiver of any rights, arguments, or defenses under any contract, collective bargaining agreement, or applicable law.  The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

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