Local 727 Files ULP Charge Over Keurig Dr Pepper’s Unilateral and Retaliatory Rerouting of Northlake SSRs & Account Managers

| July 19, 2019

Earlier this morning, Teamsters Local 727 filed an unfair labor practice charge against the American Bottling Company, d/b/a Keurig Dr Pepper, after the Company announced the rerouting of Northlake-based Sales Services Representatives and Account Managers.

Though Local 727 went above and beyond to remind Keurig Dr Pepper of its clear legal obligation to refrain from making unilateral changes to the terms and conditions of employment for the newly organized salesmen, it appears the Company has disregarded the Union’s notice.

“Local 727 will not stand for such retaliatory unilateral changes that so clearly violate federal labor law,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “We will fight to see justice served.”

Today’s ULP charge is the second such charge filed by Local 727 with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board this week.  On Monday, the Union filed a ULP charge against Keurig Dr Pepper over the Company’s announcement that it would soon eliminate its PPO health care plan for all Inside workers.

Anyone 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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