Union Wins 4th Consecutive Victory in Election Proceedings, NLRB Region 13 Certifies Local 727 as Sole Representative of Keurig Dr Pepper’s Northlake Salesmen

| August 5, 2019

Teamsters Local 727 was awarded a huge victory this week when National Labor Relations Board Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr issued his decision on Keurig Dr Pepper salesmen’s recent representation election.

Local 727 is pleased to report that Regional Director Ohr has overruled each and every one of the five desperate objections filed by the American Bottling Company, a Keurig Dr Pepper subsidiary, and certified Local 727 as the sole collective bargaining representative for Northlake-based Sales Service Representatives (SSRs) and account managers.  This decision represents the fourth consecutive victory for Local 727 in these election proceedings.

“It was clear from the start that these objections were nonsense and nothing more than Keurig Dr Pepper’s last ditch effort to try to avoid its lawful bargaining responsibilities,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “There’s no sense in management denying it, these SSRs and account managers have spoken—they want Local 727 as their representative.”

Local 727 will begin the negotiation process by requesting bargaining dates from Keurig Dr Pepper and beginning to collect contract demands from all members of the new bargaining unit.

Keurig Dr Pepper’s request for the Board to review the Regional Director’s initial decision to include SSR’s in the bargaining unit is still pending and the Board has yet to rule on that request.  While we have one final hurdle to overcome, Local 727 remains hopeful that the Board will similarly rule in the Union’s favor.

Local 727 will also continue to update members of any developments related to the multiple unfair labor practice charges filed by the Union against Keurig Dr Pepper over the Company’s unilateral and retaliatory rerouting of Northlake salesmen.

Anyone with questions should contact Don Leiva at (773) 331-1432 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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