Union Successfully Settles Grievance, Crowne Plaza to Cease Requiring Employees to Sign Individual Agreements with Overreaching Health Care Releases

| July 24, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 has successfully settled an outstanding grievance against the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  The grievance was originally filed when the Union was informed by members that Concentra, a company contracted by the Crowne Plaza to conduct Department of Transportation physicals, was requiring workers to sign individual agreements with overreaching health care releases in violation of the Local 727 collective bargaining agreement.

After Crowne Plaza management initially denied the Union’s grievance, Local 727 submitted the grievance for arbitration.  As a result of the Union’s persistence, the Crowne Plaza has relented and agreed to immediately cease requiring employees to sign individual agreements now or in the future.

“The Union contract is very clear on this matter—management cannot enter into an agreement with individual employees outside of the CBA,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “With its long working relationship with the Union, the Crowne Plaza should really know better.  Local 727 will not now, or ever, stand for such a blatant violation of the Union CBA.”

Members with questions should contact Local 727 Business Representative Donnie Von Moore at (773) 403-1032 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: HOTELS

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