GLCCD Members Vote to Accept Company’s Sick Day Proposal

| February 27, 2019

On Sunday, February 24th, Teamsters Local 727 members employed by Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. voted in favor of accepting the Company’s recent proposal which resolves the Union’s outstanding attendance policy grievances and unfair labor practice charges.

Under the accepted proposal, effective March 1, 2019:

  1. All current GLCCD employees will receive five paid sick days annually;
  2. Employees working under the Coca-Cola Refreshments contract, including field service technicians and production workers based out of the Niles and Alsip facilities, will have their attendance points reset to zero;
  3. The GLCCD attendance policy will apply to all employees working under the CCR contract.

“While this is a tremendous step forward, we cannot allow this victory to distract us.  Each and every Local 727 member must remain alert,” stressed John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “We have to be vigilant.  It is all of our responsibilities to make sure GLCCD follows the new policy, obeys the law, and adheres to the collective bargaining agreement.”

If any member believes his or her employer is violating a policy, the law, or the CBA, immediately reach out to your Local 727 business representative at (847) 696-7500.

Local 727 representatives also briefly discussed the ongoing contract negotiations during Sunday’s meeting and emphasized the Union’s commitment to securing the best possible contract for GLCCD workers.  Many members expressed their agreement, stressing the need for serious change throughout the current contract.

Local 727 and GLCCD are scheduled to resume bargaining on Monday, March 4th.

Members 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 additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.


Category: BEVERAGE, Coca-Cola

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