Union Pushes Back Against GLCCD and Prepares to Fight in 13 Upcoming Arbitrations

| January 29, 2018

Currently, Teamsters Local 727 has 13 arbitrations pending against Great Lakes Coca Cola Distribution. Many of the arbitration cases are over unjust discipline and in at least one of the cases, GLCCD failed to provide a written warning to the employee within 10 working days following the Company’s knowledge of the alleged employee violation.

When the Union informed GLCCD management, through a grievance, that it was violating the collective bargaining agreement by not issuing a written warning within 10 working days, the Company, instead of acknowledging its mistake and settling the grievance, ignored it.

“If GLCCD thinks it can ignore the collective bargaining agreement and attempt to backlog the Union by taking all these cases to arbitration, it is sorely mistaken,” said John Coli Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727. “Local 727 will not back down from holding the Company accountable to the contract. We will fight them every step of the way until a just outcome is achieved for our members.”

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 additional grievance. The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.


Category: BEVERAGE, Coca-Cola

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