GLCCD Disregards Union’s Substantial Movement, Rejecting all but One Proposal

| March 29, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 opened this morning’s bargaining session with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, by making substantial movement on a number of the Union’s remaining non-economic proposals in a good faith attempt to advance negotiations.

After merely an hour, GLCCD representatives returned to the bargaining table and made nearly imperceptible movement on a SINGLE non-economic issue.  Shockingly, GLCCD then proceeded to blame the slow-moving negotiations on the Union’s comprehensive opening contract proposal, accusing the Local 727 bargaining committee of presenting a lengthy list of demands so it could strategically withdraw them over the course of negotiations.

“The Union has been completely transparent since day 1—there are critical issues with the way GLCCD has acted under the past contract.  Each and every one of our proposals attempts to fix GLCCD’s abuse of the current contract,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “We will not stand for such accusations, disrespect, and bad faith bargaining.  Our members are united in their demand for change.  These hardworking men and women deserve better.  GLCCD better make some real movement or these negotiations will go nowhere.”

Local 727 will update members after bargaining resumes this afternoon.

Members with questions should contact Local 727 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.

Category: BEVERAGE, Coca-Cola

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