NORTHLAKE, Ill., July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) today announced it has reached agreement with Teamsters Local 727 on a four-year collective bargaining agreement covering its delivery and transport drivers in Northlake and Hazel Crest, Ill.
Drivers ratified the agreement and returned to work July 2, ending a strike that began on May 22.
"From the beginning, we bargained in good faith on a fair contract for our employees," said Brad Allbee, regional vice president for DPS. "We are pleased to have our drivers back at work, focused on providing great service to our valued customers throughout the Chicagoland area."
While specific terms were not disclosed, the new contract includes annual wage increases, guaranteed paid sick days, increases to retirement benefits and the continuation of the company's generous healthcare plan.
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have seven of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and nine of our 10 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Bai, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, IBC, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit www.DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at www.Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or www.Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.
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