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US: Teamsters Demand Health Care Protections for Coke Employees

Hundreds of Coke employees at production facilities in Bellevue, Fife,
Tacoma and Marysville raised informational pickets early on August 11 to call on Coke to maintain decent health care protections for its
employees and Coke retirees before the company provokes a strike.

Further protest action is planned for August 21. 

Teamsters set to defend jobs in distribution

The Teamsters union said Coca-Cola Co.'s (KO) plans to buy the North American business of bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) could bring big changes in distribution to retailers like 7-Eleven and cut thousands of jobs in the soft drink industry in North America.

Teamsters demand independent board chair at TCCC

(WASHINGTON) The International Brotherhood of Teamsters today asked shareholders of The Coca-Cola Company [NYSE: KO] to support the union’s proposal for an independent board chairman at Coca-Cola’s upcoming annual meeting on April 21 in Duluth, Ga.

US: Coke Contract Ratified for Over 500 in New England

The RWDSU, one of the IUF's affiliates in the United States representing Coca-Cola workers, reports ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement after difficult but successful bargaining for over 500 Coca-Cola workers in New England.

US: Strike continues at Coca-Cola Consolidated

Teamsters in Tillmans Corner, Gautier, Mississippi and Robertsdale are still on strike for their pension plan and other issues.

As the strike is ongoing for almost two weeks, workers feel so strong about their retirement that only 6 out of 275 have crossed the picket line.

They are determined not to have their plans for a future after decades of work for Coke having been destroyed by the company.

Watch a video about possible consequences of the companies plan for a workers family:

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