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(FREEHOLD, N.J.) – Today, Teamsters Local 701 and the Shore Point Distributing employees it represents are once again asking Shore Point Distributing why it locked out workers in the midst of contract negotiations. Shore Point distributes MillerCoors [NYSE: TAP] products and other beers throughout New Jersey.
(GREAT NECK, N.Y.) – As Long Island approaches the second biggest beer-buying weekend of the year – Memorial Day – a shortage of Budweiser, Bud Light, Heineken, Blue Point and other popular beers is expected. Teamster drivers and warehouse workers at beer distributor Clare Rose have been on strike for one month, choking off deliveries of Anheuser-Busch products to Long Island and leaving many store shelves empty.
Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling joined locked out workers protesting Shore Point Distributing. Over 100 workers have been locked out since April 30 by the Freehold Company.
This weekend Teamster members, union allies, supporters and the mayor of the Belmar protested MillerCoors and Shore Point Distributing at the annual Belmar Seafood Festival in New Jersey.
Long Island’s small businesses are turning against Clare Rose, the sole distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and several craft beers like Blue Point and Greenport.
Workers at Cott Beverages in Ft. Worth, TX have voted to join Teamsters Local 997. The 79 new members manufacture third-party soft drink beverages for big-box stores such as Walmart and Costco.
Local 174 in Seattle is at the forefront of the fight in Seattle against the city's job-killing beverage tax.