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Cincinnati Coca Cola Workers Join Teamsters

Employees of Coca Cola in the greater Cincinnati area working in the Vending Service Department recently joined Teamsters Local 1199.  The employees, 32 in all, repair vending machines and fountain equipment in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Area.

“These new members will join the other 220 employees working in production, maintenance, warehouse and fleet maintenance at Coca Cola that we already represent,” said Randall Verst, President of Local 1199.

“Their primary reason for joining our union was that they needed strong and dedicated representation with the employer for maintenance of their existing contract and negotiating for new contracts in the future,” Verst said.

The Coca Cola workers of Local 1199 are part of the Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference which represents more than 60,000 employees of beer and soft drink companies in the United States and Canada.