(CHICAGO) – Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 727 John Coli Jr., today wrote and mailed letters to top executives of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) which detailed the horrendous treatment of more than 150 union drivers by their current employer, the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS), which is set to merge with Keurig this year.
(CHICAGO) – During the early hours of the morning on May 22, more than 150 delivery drivers employed by the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc.(NYSE: DPS), took to the strike line in protest of the numerous unfair labor practices committed by the company during negotiations. Teamsters Local 727 represented drivers, employed by the American Bottling Company at its Northlake (401 N. Railroad Ave.) and Harvey (1230 171st St.) Illinois facilities, have been manning the strike line around the clock since May 22, working day and night to inform the public of this soda giant’s unlawful acts.
Teamsters local 792 has ended their strike against J.J. Taylor, the beer distributor in Minneapolis.
Workers of Liberty Coca-Cola who are represented by Local 830 in Philadelphia, have ratified a new agreement.
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Just over a month after voting unanimously to authorize a strike against their employer, the Local 174 members working as checkers at Swire Coca-Cola ratified a new agreement.
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