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
Glaceau Products, including Vitamin Water and Smart Water, to be Delivered by Unionized Coke Workers in New York City and Long Island
In a blow to beverage distributer Big Geyser Inc., Coca Cola has terminated its distribution contract with the troubled company. Glaceau products comprise more than half of Queens-based Big Geyser's volume. Coke will instead deliver Glaceau products using their existing unionized workforce.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
Keeping and creating good union jobs requires the constant vigilance of Local 812 members, staff and officers. Last spring, Coke workers in Elmsford noticed that the company was stepping up its use of outside contractors to haul loads that 812 members should have been hauling.Read More
Your employer has the legal obligation to provide a workplace free from known hazards. But Coke is refusing to do that, so it's up to each of us to ensure that we always work safe.
Many members are aware that Coke has been using outside, non-union drivers for deliveries. These Werner drivers are not held to the same standard as we are.
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
Join the Local 812 PAC! The industry we work in is changing rapidly and workers are under attack like never before. Local 812 created the Soft Drink and Brewery Workers Political Action Committee (PAC) to save jobs and maintain the high standards we have set for our members.Read More
Over the past few months the 812 "HANDS OFF OUR WORK" campaign has attracted a lot of attention. Not only by members, but also from the companies themselves.Read More
Unions give every member the opportunity to stand up for justice and dignity. It's not just contracts; everyone who works hard for a living should have some power on the job, a way of challenging management without worrying about being fired.
We join together for a voice in the workplace, rights on the job, and to secure a better life for our families and ourselves. Dues provide the resources necessary to run our union.Read More
Through no fault of his own, Local 812 member Louis Ortiz had a string of bad luck last year that resulted in a couple of accidents. But his employer, Coca Cola, considered the accidents to be preventable.Read More
President Ed Weber and the entire Local 812 Executive Board thank all of our members working at Pepsi Bottling Ventures (Pepsi Meadowbrook) for their support, understanding and cooperation during the negotiations that the Executive Board undertook regarding the purchase of the Company's Nassau and Suffolk County Territories by Pepsi New York.Read More
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When Oak Beverage beer distributor decided to shut down its Brooklyn operation and move to the Bronx, the 53 Local 812 members negotiated to keep their jobs with the company.Read More