Following NLRB’s Upholding of Local 727 Certification, Union Demands Keurig Dr Pepper Bargain with Northlake SSRs and AMs

| November 7, 2019

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board DENIED the American Bottling Company’s request for a review of Region 13’s certification of Teamsters Local 727 as the collective bargaining representative of Northlake Sales Service Representatives (SSRs) and Account Managers (AMs).

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

In light of the Company’s silence since the NLRB’s decision was announced, Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. today mailed the Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary a second letter demanding the Company bargain with the Union over a first contract for Northlake salesmen.

“Please accept this letter as the Union’s continued demand that the Company fulfill its legal obligations and begin negotiations with the Union,” wrote Coli.  “The Union and its committee remain ready and available to begin negotiations immediately.”

In addition to demanding the Company meet Local 727 at the bargaining table, Secretary-Treasurer Coli also reminded Keurig Dr Pepper management of the Union’s outstanding information request.

“The NLRB has made its determination and Keurig Dr Pepper has lost,” said Coli.  “Local 727 demands the Company cease its bad faith delays and begin fulfilling their obligations under the law.  We expect bargaining dates at once.”

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 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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