Union Files Grievance after GLCCD Lies to Members about Holiday Pay Eligibility

| July 2, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 filed a grievance against Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, Inc. immediately after learning that the Company had begun circulating misinformation to members concerning holiday pay.  The Union was informed that GLCCD management had falsely informed workers that employees who take a sick day the day before or the day following a holiday would not be eligible for holiday pay.  This is not true.

According to Article 8 of the recently signed collective bargaining agreement, an employee who misses work the day before or following a holiday due to an EXCUSED absence is eligible for holiday pay.  Sick days are excused absences and therefore do not impact holiday pay.

In addition to filing the initial grievance, Local 727 also recently met with GLCCD to discuss this issue.  During the grievance meeting, the Union pointed out to the Company the specificity of Article 8 and made it clear that Local 727 would not stand for management’s violation of the CBA.  Local 727 is currently awaiting the Company’s response.

“The CBA is very clear on holiday pay eligibility—this is an open and shut case,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “For all of their talk during negotiations of improving GLCCD’s relationship with its hardworking employees, management couldn’t even go 2 months without lying to our members.  GLCCD should be ashamed.”

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.

Category: BEVERAGE, Coca-Cola

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