Local 727 Files Grievance Against GLCCD for Unjust Termination

| July 25, 2017

Teamsters Local 727 has filed a grievance against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution for its unjust termination of an employee. The employee who requested and was on Family Medical Leave was terminated.

When questioned about the company’s unjust action, a GLCCD supervisor commented that the employee allegedly did not clearly express the reason for his absence, a fact which the Union strongly contests. GLCCD also alleged it had a policy that suspiciously it could not and has not produced to the Union to date.

“GLCCD violated the collective bargaining agreement with this egregious action,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 727. “The excuse the employer gave that the employee was unclear regarding his absence is simply ridiculous. The Union has made it clear to GLCCD that they should come prepared to a grievance meeting with any documents or policies upon which they rely. Failure to do so only demonstrates that the company did not show just cause.”

Members with questions should contact Business Agent 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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