Dr Pepper Making Movement at a Glacial Pace

| April 22, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 and the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, reconvened negotiations for a new Inside collective bargaining agreement earlier today.  The Union bargaining committee was joined today by Outside Dr Pepper stewards following a series of ULP filings by both Local 727 and Dr Pepper, as well as the requesting of injunctive relief from the NLRB by Local 727, last week.

Dr Pepper continues to hold firm on its proposal to eliminate the current PPO health care plan and introduce a new HSA plan.  In fact, Dr Pepper’s lead negotiator even went so far as to state today that the Company’s final offer would not include a PPO plan and would only have an HSA health care plan.

“The Union bargaining committee has made it abundantly clear to Dr Pepper that Inside employees are not interested in this absurd health care proposal,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “With only eight days remaining before the current contract expires, Dr Pepper has to get serious and begin listening to their hardworking employees.  Without substantial changes to the Company’s health care proposal, we won’t be able to reach an agreement on time.”

The parties are scheduled to resume negotiations this Thursday, April 25.  The current Inside CBA is set to expire next Tuesday, April 30.

Members with questions should contact 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.

Category: BEVERAGE

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