Beer Distributor Taking Brookhaven Community for a Ride; Tax Break Benefits Turned Against Workers

May 19, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - Tax benefits for private companies can be very effective in creating value for their communities. But often, tax breaks awarded by municipalities in the hope of sustaining growth and employment disappear into the greedy maw of companies that backtrack on their promises.

Clare Rose Distributors Hit with Unfair Labor Charge

May 16, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Great Neck, NY -  Teamsters Local 812 filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Clare Rose, the Budweiser distributor for Long Island, on Thursday May 11 at the National Labor Relations Board.

Senator Brooks stands in solidarity with Local 812 Members

May 15, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Long Island, NY -  Senator John E. Brooks stood in solidarity with the members of Teamsters Local 812 on the picket line outside of the Clare Rose beer distribution facility in Melville on May 11th.

Beer Delivery Strikers Rally Outside Long Island Brewery

May 13, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Patchogue, NY - On Saturday May 6th, Striking beer delivery drivers on Long Island rallied outside Blue Point Brewery, calling on the brewers' distributor to end labor abuses. Clare Rose, whose workers are on strike over wage and pension cuts, is the sole distributor of Blue Point products on Long Island.

UFCW Local 555: Safeway/Albertsons organizing drive brings in 4,400 new members

May 13, 2017 

Salem, Oregon - Oregon’s largest private sector union has just completed its biggest-ever organizing campaign. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555, which reported 20,140 members as of September, is in the process of adding 4,400 new members.

Teamsters Continue Striking Clare Rose Beer Distributors

May 9, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Great Neck, NY - The Teamsters on strike will begin targeting the supermarkets and other companies – like Blue Point Brewery – who do business with Clare Rose.

Teamsters Strike Follows Clare Rose to D.C.

May 8, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - An ongoing strike followed Long Island beer distributor Clare Rose to the nation’s capital today. The Teamsters Union protested outside of the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Legislative Conference, handing out fliers and waving signs reading, “Clare Rose Destroys Jobs, Hurts Families.”

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