*Labor Closes Ranks Behind Long Island Budweiser Strikers as Distributor Brings in Out-of-State Scabs
*Budweiser Disappears from Store Shelves as Strike Continues
*Strike Shuts Down Budweiser Distribution on Long Island Over Wage Cuts
*Budweiser Delivery Teamsters to Strike Monday Over Wage and Retirement Cuts
*Clare Rose Workers Authorize Strike
*Coke Illegally Lays off 812 Teamsters, Outsources Work to Low-Wage Companies
The April general membership meeting is scheduled for Thurs. May 11th.
Local 812's membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at Teamsters Local 282, 2500 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, NY 11042
“The full might of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is behind the members of Local 812 in their fight at Clare Rose,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We represent Budweiser and other brewery and transportation workers across the country. Such union busting and draconian wage cuts are unheard of at similar distributors elsewhere. We intend to put forward our political, economic and organizing resources to ensure that these workers get a new union contract that protects their wages and retirement.”Read More
This is one sobering labor strike.
More than 100 drivers and warehouse staffers who work for Clare Rose, a private beer distributor, went on strike Sunday. On Friday, the workers voted against management’s latest “draconian” offer, a deal with 30% pay cuts and the end of pensions for drivers, according to Teamsters Local 812, the union representing the staffers.
A national version of so called "right-to-work" legislation was recently introduced in the US Congress. This bill would impose anti-union laws across the U.S., including New York. The effect that right-to-work has had on wages and working conditions in the states where it has already been implemented have been devastating, so we need to do everything in our power to stop this law from going into effect nationwide.Read More
Earlier this month, the Local 812 RV hit the road to provide health screenings for members. The RV went to several Local 812 employers. The Registered Nursess on board provided free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol tests for members. Local 812 health fund advocates were also on hand to answer any questions about the fund and benefits.
Local 812 waged a winning battle to stop Mayor Bloomberg’s soda tax in New York City. Our members, staff and officers rallied, testified at City Council hearings and joined in a lawsuit. It took years, but the NYC tax was defeated.
Emboldened by the tax that was recently passed in Philadelphia, other cities have imposed soda taxes and more are attempting to do so. This November, voters in San Francisco and Oakland will decide on proposals to raise taxes on soft drinks. Other city councils are considering increasing soda taxes to plug budget holes.Read More
Local 812 was out in force at the annual car show to raise money for the Association for Habilitation and Residential Care (AHRC) Suffolk. The car show took place on Sept. 25th in Bohemia and featured classic cars, raffles and food.
AHRC Suffolk serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families.Read More
Agreement Reached to End Twenty-Five Years of Government Oversight.
The United States of America represented by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York entered into an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters whereby in consideration of its terms and conditions the United States of America upon order from the court will dismiss its action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters....Read More
I am saddened the talks between Teamsters Local 812 and Clare Rose Beer Distributors have hit an impasse. The hard workers of Clare Rose deserve better than the offer they have received. I am particularly disturbed by Clare Rose’s heavy-handed threat to permanently replace the striking workers.Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017
Great Neck, NY: Over 100 workers at Clare Rose, a private beer distribution company, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union’s negotiation committee to call a strike. The Long Island company is headquartered in East Yaphank with an additional facility in Melville.Read More
Local 812 is proud to support the St Francis de Sales School for the deaf. Two Local 812 members out of Pepsi College Point, Richie Staszewski and Anthony Contino, were at hand to help out at the 2017 Easter party.
Brothers Contino (also known as the Easter Bunny) and Staszewski handed out chocolate bunnies to every child. A good time was had by all!
IBT General President Jim Hoffa swore in Local 812 President Weber at Teamster headquarters in Washington, DC, to serve as a Vice President of the International’s Brewery and Soft Drink Conference. The Conference brings together Teamster locals in the U.S. and Canada with membership employed in the brewing and soft drink industries, as well as related sectors.Read More
Teamster Local 830 Secretary-Treasurer Daniel Grace stated, “PepsiCo reported a staggering 43 percent drop in business in the city since January 1, 2017, the day the beverage tax went into effect. Canada Dry is also laying off 25 workers due to a sharp decline in sales because of the tax. Coca-Cola is planning a similarly bleak announcement in the near future. The carnage won’t end there.”Read More
When the Local 812 Executive Board discovered that Local Vice President John Ulrich violated the IBT Constitution and Local 812 by-laws, they took immediate action. An independent investigation uncovered serious violations. Honoring his duty to defend Local 812 members and uphold the constitution and by-laws, Local 812 President Ed Weber filed formal charges and asked the Local Executive Board to conduct a trial.… Read More
The results of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters election of officers have been certified by election supervisor Richard Mark. General President Jim Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, International Vice Presidents and International Trustees elected in the membership vote will begin a five-year term in mid-March.Read More
Last year, in a desperate attempt to smear the Local 812 Executive Board, allegations were made involving the Bett-A-Way contract and the Retirement Fund. Out of an abundance of caution, Fund Trustees hired respected arbitrator Martin Scheinman to conduct an independent investigation. After a thorough months-long investigation, Scheinman concluded that the allegations were completely unfounded and without merit.
The Local 812 Scholarship Committee proudly awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 59 deserving students. Since 2004, the fund has awarded nearly $800,000 to the children and spouses of Local 812 members.Read More
Good jobs are increasingly rare. More and more of our neighbors are unable to make ends meet.
Yet, out of state companies are threatening to kill more good jobs. To avoid New York State’s recycling and deposit laws, they ship soft drinks and beer from out of state to New York.Read More
“The full might of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is behind the members of Local 812 in their fight at Clare Rose,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We represent Budweiser and other brewery and transportation workers across the country. Such union busting and draconian wage cuts are unheard of at similar distributors elsewhere. We intend to put forward our political, economic and organizing resources to ensure that these workers get a new union contract that protects their wages and retirement.”