Union Guarantees that Rollex Members’ Rights are Protected

| August 26, 2020
After Rollex management posted a notice informing employees represented by 727 that they would be required to work on both Saturday August 15th and Sunday August 16th following their regular Monday through Friday weekly schedule, the employees contacted Local 727 and asked for the Union’s help. Union representative Melissa Senatore immediately contacted Rollex management and demanded that they cease their action. Specifically, the Union told the Company that forcing employees to work seven days in a row violates the “One Day Rest in Seven Act” (ODRISA) and would result in complaints being filed with the Illinois Department of Labor. Within hours of the Union’s demand, Rollex informed the Union that employees would not be required to work on Sunday.

Rollex, a company that manufactures siding and other building materials out of its plant in Elk Grove Village, has seen a significant upswing in business during the pandemic which has resulted in the employees being asked to work many hours of overtime in order to keep up with the high demand for product. The hardworking employees of Rollex, many who have spent their entire careers working there, understand that overtime is part of the job when business is booming. 

“I am happy that our Rollex members are still working during this time but wage and hours laws, like the One Day Rest in Seven Act, still apply during a pandemic and must be followed. Local 727 will not stand idly by and let an employer, like Rollex, attempt to take advantage of our hardworking members. I’m proud of the Rollex members who spoke up and contacted the Union. When you are a member of 727, you are part of a Union that will always fight to protect worker’s rights,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Business Agent Melissa Senatore at (847) 696-7500.
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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