Local 727 Demands Keurig Dr Pepper Return to the Bargaining Table

| July 17, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. sent a letter to the American Bottling Company, d/b/a Keurig Dr Pepper, informing the Company that the Union does not believe there was a meeting of the minds regarding when employees would be required to move into the new Keurig Dr Pepper health care plan.  As such, Local 727 does not believe that negotiations over the terms of a successor collective bargaining agreement have concluded.  Local 727 has demanded that Keurig Dr Pepper return to the negotiating table and continue bargaining.

Click above to read Secretary-Treasurer Coli’s letter to Keurig Dr Pepper.

“Local 727 has always been straightforward and clear with Employers—we do not sign a contract unless it reflects the agreements reached during negotiations,” said Secretary-Treasurer Coli.  “Because we believe there was no meeting of the minds over this critical issue, the Union will not be executing the contract sent by Keurig Dr Pepper and we demand that the Company provide dates for future bargaining.”

Considering the devastating affect a loss of health care coverage could have on members, Local 727 encourages all Inside Keurig Dr Pepper employees to enroll in the new HSA plan by Friday, July 19.  While the Union encourages members to enroll in the new plan, Local 727 will  continue to protest this forced enrollment and fight Dr Pepper.

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 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.


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