Local 710 Delivery Drivers Begin Contract Negotiations with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Teamsters Focus on Improving Rights in the Workplace for All Local 710 Facilities

BOLINGBROOK, IL – The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits met with the company today for the second round of bargaining after exchanging initial proposals last week.

The Teamsters presented their proposal to the company in full, including the economic portion, in the interest of moving negotiations along to reach a fair agreement without unnecessary delays.

We’re hoping to move these negotiations along efficiently to reach a strong agreement as soon as possible. There are several issues that we are standing firm on as negotiations progress to secure another strong contract for our members.

Bernie Sherlock
Local 710 Business Agent

The Union’s proposals include (but are not limited to):

  • Increasing incentive bonuses
  • Moving to all 4-by-10 workweeks
  • Adding holidays and improvements to vacation time and scheduling
  • Increasing timeframe to secure DOT medical card after a health issue
  • Improvements to routing
  • Increasing wages and bringing downstate rates in line with Bolingbrook and Rockford

The company’s top concerns are improving safety in the workplace, reducing absenteeism, and increasing flexibility in scheduling to meet customer demands.

The next round of bargaining will take place tomorrow morning, with additional sessions scheduled for next week. Local 710 represents the SGWS liquor deliver drivers in Bolingbrook, Rockford, Mount Vernon, and Springfield, Ill.

Teamsters Local 710 represents more than 12,500 members across the Midwest and is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.

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