With a 172-9 ‘Yes’ vote, workers at the Miller Brewery in Irwindale, California ratified their newest Teamsters contract.
After months of negotiations, members of Local 997 in Ft. Worth, Texas, now have a new contract with MillerCoors brewing company.
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.
(WAS(WASHINGTON) – In a comment letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters raises serious questions whether the Antitrust Division has adequately remedied the harm to competition resulting from the largest beer merger in history – the $107 billion merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) [NYSE: BUD] with SABMiller.
Teamsters protest Virginia corporate welfare to MillerCoors.
(WASHINGTON) – Without addressing capacity concerns that Teamsters warned will contract supply, increase prices, and harm competition in the U.S. beer market, the U.S. Department of Justice today provided antitrust approval for the megamerger of the world’s two largest brewers, Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE: ABI) and SABMiller (LON: SAB), along with the related $12 billion divestiture of SAB’s stake in the MillerCoors Joint Venture to partner Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP).
Workers Independent News labor radio interviewed David Laughton, Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference, about the letter sent to the US Attorney General by Jim Hoffa addressing concerns about the proposed merger and plans to shut down the Eden, North Carolina, brewery.
(WASHINGTON) – In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa urged the Justice Department to reject any remedy to the pending mega-merger in the beer industry that does not address the competitive effects arising from MillerCoors’ decision to close its highly efficient brewery in Eden, North Carolina.