Workers at the Molson Brewery in Montreal, Canada, voted in favor of a new contract on March 11.
Under ordinary circumstances, a strike authorization vote by just six people should not have required the use of the large auditorium at the Teamsters Union Hall, nor would it require representatives from four different Teamsters Local Unions to be in attendance. But as Swire Coca-Cola attempts to force a substandard contract onto six ‘checkers’ – employees who inspect pallets of product for accuracy before they are sent out and when they are returned – we find that these are not ordinary circumstances.
Leaders from locals unions in the U.S. and Canada are meeting this week at the Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference.
The over 100 warehouse workers at the Swire Coca-Cola warehouse in Phoenix continue to stand strong with Teamsters Local 104.
The Philadelphia Eagles soared to an historic victory in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night. On Thursday, Philadelphia will host a massive Super Bowl parade to celebrate the city’s first Lombardi trophy, and Teamsters will be there to help make the parade happen.
Teamster brewery and public services workers in Minneapolis are staffing Super Bowl events and will be key to making sure the big event goes well.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear the beverage tax case.
Duke Snyder first got his start with Teamsters in 1957 when he got a job as a driver at Shafer Beer, which became Warren Distributors. Eventually, he was elected shop steward. Snyder served in that role for a number of years in addition to being elected to Local 125’s executive board. In these roles, he took an integral role in negotiations for Local 125’s brewery contracts.