ROMEOVILLE, IL | The Teamsters Local 710 Bargaining Committee for ReaderLink met last week to present a comprehensive proposal to the Company that includes improvements across the entirety of the contract.
The parties met for the first time earlier in August where the Union spoke openly about the direction they would like to take this new bargaining agreement, which expires at the end of this year.
“Things have been going well so far,” said Local 710 Business Agent and Bargaining Chairman Mike Ramirez. “We’re looking to really improve on this contract, particularly focusing on strengthening language where there have been some holes that the company has taken advantage of in the past. Our committee is bringing the voices of each and every member in this unit to the table, and we’re looking forward to negotiating a strong contract that we’re proud to bring back to the members.”
Negotiations are scheduled to resume at the Union Hall in Mokena this Friday, where the company will give their initial responses to the Teamster proposal.
Local 710 represents more than 130 warehouse workers at the ReaderLink facility in Romeoville, Ill., who handle the distribution of books to retailers across the country.
Teamsters Local 710 represents more than 13,500 members across the Midwest and is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Local 710 Bargaining Committee
Mike Ramirez, Business Agent & Bargaining Chairman
Carlos Lozano, Steward
LaTonia Reeder, Steward
Terrenai “Tia” Scott, Steward
Jose Rodrigo “Rigo” Almanza, Returns