December 4, 2015
By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News
The Teamsters unfair labor practice strike against Coca-Cola Refreshments is on, with more than 300 Teamsters hitting the picket lines early Thursday morning.
Teamsters Joint Council 25 spokesman Will Petty says the company was stalling and not bargaining in good faith and allowed the labor contract to expire without a new agreement. [Will Petty]: "Unfortunately the company has engaged in one delay tactic after another to prolong these negotiations.
Stretched them out without any real intention of reaching a fair agreement. And that right there is the root of so many of the unfair labor practice charges that Local 727 has filed against the company." According to the workers their jobs have been threatened and managers carrying baseball bats at work have asked about union activity. To hear the audio click the following link http://www.laborradio.org