Quality Custom Distribution v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 710

  1. March 25, 2024

    Starbucks Distributor Can't Nix 'Act Of God' Award

    An arbitrator properly determined that the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't an "act of God" that excused a Starbucks distributor's reduction of hours for Teamsters-represented workers, an Illinois federal judge ruled, nixing the company's claim that the award didn't stem from the parties' labor contract.

  2. May 16, 2022

    Restaurant Supplier Calls For End To 'Act Of God' Squabble

    A distributor that supplies restaurants including Starbucks renewed its Illinois federal court challenge to an arbitration award requiring it to pay Teamsters-represented workers for wages missed when their hours were cut early in the pandemic, reiterating that COVID-19 was "an act of God" that nullified its obligation.

  3. April 04, 2022

    Starbucks Distributor, Union Spar Over 'Act Of God' CBA Spat

    A Teamsters local and major Starbucks distributor disputed an arbitration award making the company compensate workers for missed wages when hours were slashed at the pandemic's start in Illinois federal court, debating whether the arbitrator properly found the company's actions were not influenced by "an act of God."

  4. October 20, 2021

    Starbucks Distributor Must Answer Union In Arbitration Spat

    A major Starbucks coffee distributor must hash out a dispute with a Teamsters local over an arbitration award that required the company to pay missed wages to workers when their hours were cut at the start of the pandemic, an Illinois federal judge ordered.