Union Reminds Dr Pepper that it Must Maintain Status Quo and Refrain from Making Unilateral Changes for SSRs & Account Managers at Northlake

| July 15, 2019

Today, Teamsters Local 727 Secretary-Treasurer John Coli, Jr. reminded the American Bottling Company, d/b/a Keurig Dr Pepper, of its clear obligation under the National Labor Relations Act to refrain from making any unilateral changes to the terms and conditions of employment for newly organized Northlake-based Sales Services Representatives and Account Managers.

According to the National Labor Relations Board, companies, like Dr Pepper, act at their peril by making unilateral changes in wages, hours, or terms and conditions of employment.

“The Union expects the Company to fully comply with its legal obligations under the NLRA,” wrote Secretary-Treasurer Coli in his letter to Dr Pepper, “and hereby demands that the Company refrain from making any unilateral changes to the bargaining unit employees’ terms and conditions of employment.”

Click above to read Secretary-Treasurer Coli’s full letter to Dr Pepper management.

Local 727 currently represents more than 575 Dr Pepper employees in the Company’s Northlake and Harvey, Illinois facilities, as well as nearly 2,000 total beverage industry workers across Chicagoland.

Anyone 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.

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