Local 727 Members Okay Bargaining Committee to Initiate Strike Against Rollex Corporation in Sunday Vote

| October 29, 2018

Teamsters Local 727 members employed as production and maintenance workers by Rollex Corporation voted yesterday, Sunday, October 28th, to authorize the Union bargaining committee to initiate a strike should the Company’s bad faith bargaining during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement continue.

Despite Local 727’s attempts to schedule multiple bargaining sessions well in advance of the CBA’s October 31st expiration date, Company representatives informed the Union that they were only available on two proposed dates in October.

In an effort to reach a fair contract in such a limited timeframe, the Local 727 bargaining committee arrived to negotiations prepared with a comprehensive contract proposal—the same could not be said for Rollex.

The Company arrived to the parties’ first bargaining session empty-handed.  To make matters worse, Rollex prepared a counterproposal which outright rejected nearly all of Local 727’s proposals, claimed most of the current contract language was sufficient and needed no changes, and dismissed employee safety concerns.

“Rollex’s dismissal of our hardworking members’ concerns is disgraceful,” asserted Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr.  “If Rollex does not come to the bargaining table today ready to listen to their employees and bargain in good faith with the Union, our members are willing and prepared to initiate a ULP strike.”

The Teamsters Local 727 bargaining committee and Rollex management will meet for their second bargaining session later today.

Members with questions should contact Business Representative Melissa Senatore 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: ROLLEX

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