GLCCD, the Grinch Who Ruined Christmas

| February 6, 2020

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution’s hypocrisy has been put on display once again.

The Company, which gifts its employees with cases of beer each holiday season, recently unjustly terminated two employees.  Though GLCCD did not have any policy or posted guidelines regarding Company gifts, the Company alleged that two employees had taken more than is allegedly permitted.  Immediately upon being informed of the unjust terminations, Teamsters Local 727 filed grievances contesting GLCCD’s actions.

When the Union and Company met to discuss the grievances, GLCCD management admitted that it has allowed its employees to take more than one case in the past and that it evaluates each circumstance on a case-by-case basis.  In light of the Company admitting to this blatant disparate treatment and double-standard, Local 727 will continue to press the Company to rescind these unjust terminations and defend the wrongfully disciplined members through the grievance process.

“It’s amazing how GLCCD can even turn a nice gesture into a miserable circumstance,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “This Union will stand up and fight for our members.  If GLCCD thinks it can get away with violating the collective bargaining agreement it is sorely mistaken.”

Members with questions should contact Lead 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.

Category: BEVERAGE, Coca-Cola

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