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Teamsters Local Union 174 Swire Checkers Unanimously Vote for Strike Authorization

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.

Duke Snyder receiving an award recognizing his years of service

Teamsters Local 125 Member Donald “Duke” Snyder Celebrates Six Decades in the Union

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.


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