Local 727 Informs Keurig Dr Pepper Executives & Board of Directors of the American Bottling Company’s Unlawful Actions

| December 19, 2019

On Friday, December 13, Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr., wrote to top Keurig Dr Pepper executives and the Company’s Board of Directors to notify them of the unlawful behavior of their subsidiary the American Bottling Company.  In his letter, Secretary-Treasurer Coli informed Keurig Dr Pepper leadership of Northlake-based sales service representatives’ and account managers’ election of Local 727 as their sole collective bargaining representative last July, as well as ABC’s subsequent, and ongoing, refusal to bargain in good faith with the Union.

“Despite the Labor Board repeatedly siding with Local 727, your subsidiary company, the American Bottling Company, continues to refuse to treat its employees fairly and with respect by honoring their democratic choice and fulfilling its legal obligation to bargain,” wrote Coli.  “Keurig Dr Pepper claims to be committed to acting responsibly and being a force for positive impact.  By stepping in now to defend and support you hardworking employees, Keurig Dr Pepper can prove it lives up to its promises.”

To read Secretary-Treasurer Coli’s full letter to Keurig Dr Pepper CEO Robert Gamgort, click here.

Anyone with questions should contact Local 727 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.


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