D.S. Waters Outside & Standard Coffee Members Ratify Economic Agreement

| June 28, 2019

D.S. Waters Outside and Standard Coffee workers overwhelmingly voted last week in favor of ratifying new wage and health care terms for their two collective bargaining agreements.

All D.S. Outside and Standard Coffee members will receive significant wage increases under the ratified agreements.  The economic agreements also include premium pay for leads and an approximately 4% increase in the Company’s weekly, daily, and 6-day guarantees.  Additionally, the new agreements are the first to explicitly list a weekend special events rate.  By negotiating the inclusion of this rate in the CBAs, Local 727 has successfully guaranteed D.S. Services cannot lower the rate without bargaining with the Union.

The recently ratified economic agreements also require D.S. management to begin providing employees with individualized health care cost analyses in order to assist them in selecting the health care plan that best suits their needs.

The economic terms of the agreements will reopen for negotiation once again in 2020.  Under the new agreement, D.S. management must provide Local 727 with advance notice and the opportunity to discuss any changes to its health care plans.

While these agreements are a step in the right direction, Local 727 remains determined in its pursuit of a lasting health care fix for our D.S. Brothers and Sisters.  The Union expects D.S. Services to spend the next 9 months developing real solutions to the many health care concerns discussed during these negotiations.  Local 727 looks forward to discussing D.S. management’s proposed solutions at length when the parties return to the bargaining table next year.

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Nick Micaletti 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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