GLCCD Proposal to Remedy 2+ Year Attendance Policy Dispute

| February 8, 2019

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. requested a meeting to discuss Teamsters Local 727’s unfair labor practice charge against the Company regarding sick days.  The parties met on Friday, February 8th and Local 727 was surprised by GLCCD’s sudden proposal to remedy the sick day grievance.

GLCCD presented a proposal which includes five sick days for all employees.

While Union representatives feel this proposal would successfully resolve all outstanding attendance policy issues, Local 727 informed GLCCD representatives that the proposal must be presented to the Union’s full bargaining committee.  Local 727 also informed GLCCD that the proposal would need to be put to a vote by the GLCCD membership.

GLCCD will present the proposal to the Local 727 bargaining committee before the parties’ first negotiation meeting on February 21st, after which a vote will be scheduled.

“While it has taken GLCCD 2 years to resolve this, it is a step in the right direction,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.

The current collective bargaining agreement covering all Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution employees will expire on April 30, 2019.  Negotiations on a successor agreement are set to begin on February 21st.

Any 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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