GLCCD Stoops to New Low, Forces Union to File Unfair Labor Practice Charge

| February 23, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 has filed an unfair labor practice charge with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution as a result of the Company’s refusal to provide information.

After filing two grievances on behalf of two unjustly disciplined Union Members, Local 727 made a routine request for relevant information used by the Company in making its disciplinary decision. GLCCD acknowledged that it had documents relevant to the filed grievances, but refused to provide them to the Union.

When reminded by Local 727 representatives of both the routineness of such a request and the Company’s legal obligation to provide the information, GLCCD management, rather than correct its mistake, chose to continue to ignore the Union. Therefore, Local 727 had no choice but to file an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB.

“GLCCD is picking the wrong fight if it thinks it can get away with ignoring the Union and delaying the grievance process,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “GLCCD’s obligations are clear – it must provide the relevant information or face the NLRB.”

Local 727 has proven with the large number of grievances filed and arbitrations pending against GLCCD that it will not sit idly by if it suspects that the contract or laws are violated.

The Union will keep members updated as this case progresses.

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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