Local 727 Demands GLCCD Management be Held to Same Safety Standards as Members

| September 30, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 has demanded that Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. hold its supervisors accountable after members informed the Union that three supervisors had unsafely attempted to resolve some warehouse machinery issues earlier this week.

According to GLCCD members, the supervisors failed to follow proper lock out tag out procedures.  Additionally, when cautioned by members that the weight of the belt was too heavy for the equipment available, supervisors ignored the safety risks.  Rather than contact an outside repair company with the proper training, the three supervisors proceeded to attempt to fix a portion of the issue themselves.

“Not only did these supervisors perform a job that was not part of their responsibilities, they did so without following the same safety procedures that our members are disciplined for breaking,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “We demand that GLCCD management be held to the same safety standards as workers.”

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 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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