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Press Releases:

*Long Island Stores and Bars Boycott Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch Products, as Beer Distributor Strike Approaches One Month Mark
*Brookhaven Town Supervisor Orders Audit of Beer Distributor’s Compliance with Subsidy Agreement
*Labor Leaders Challenge Subsidies Awarded to Clare Rose
*Clare Rose Begins Illegally Replacing Long Island Strikers
*Mothers and Wives of Budweiser Delivery Drivers Pen Open Letter for Mother’s Day
*Clare Rose Beer Distributors Hit with Unfair Labor Practice Charge
*Beer Delivery Strikers Rally Outside Long Island Brewery Brewery
*Union Opens New Front in LI Beer Strike, Targeting Supermarkets and Blue Point Brewery
*Ongoing Strike Follows Clare Rose to D.C. Conference
*Labor Closes Ranks Behind Long Island Budweiser Strikers as Distributor Brings in Out-of-State Scabs
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Budweiser Disappears from Store Shelves as Strike Continues 
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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

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General Membership Meeting

New! The next general membership meeting has been rescheduled for Wed. May 31th.

Local 812's membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at Teamsters Local 282, 2500 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, NY 11042

Download the 2017 schedule (revised)

  • Newsday: Clare Rose employment audit ordered following strikers’ request

    The Brookhaven Town supervisor Wednesday ordered its Industrial Development Agency to conduct a midyear audit of employment levels at Clare Rose, just hours after the agency told a group of the beer distributor’s striking workers that it would not do such a review. “It is possible that Clare Rose may have violated the spirit, if not the letter, of their agreement with the IDA,” Supervisor Edward P. Romaine wrote in a letter to IDA chairman Frederick C. Braun III.

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  • Labor Leaders Call on Brookhaven IDA to Reexamine Clare Rose Subsidies

    Labor leaders sent a letter to the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency today, urging the agency to hold local Budweiser distributor Clare Rose accountable for violating the company’s subsidy agreement with the town. Clare Rose has received over a million dollars in property tax breaks from the Brookhaven IDA, but has violated the requirement that it maintain jobs at the facility built with public subsidies.

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  • Daily News "Discover Long Island" Sunday, May 6

  • Daily News: Clare Rose beer distributors in L.I. still striking two weeks after the company proposed pulling out of pension fund

    Striking beer distributors on Long Island still haven’t found a resolution for what ales them. Teamster Local 812 members who work for Clare Rose are in their second week of a bitter labor dispute that has them picketing in front of the third-generation family-run company.

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  • Teamsters Put Full Power Behind Workers, Denounce Use of Company Strike Breakers

    “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.”

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  • Daily News: Workers at Long Island beer distributor on strike after rejecting proposal that included 30% pay cut

    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.

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  • Oppose Anti-Union “Right-to-Work”

    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.

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  • On the Road to Good Health!

    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.

  • Fighting Soda Taxes Across the U.S.

    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.

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  • Annual AHRC Car Show

    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.

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  • Gen. Powell Displays Teamsters Local 812 Pride!

    General Colin L. Powell is a former Local 812 member who worked at Pepsi Long Island City.  His time as a Teamster clearly made a great impression.   General Powell even mentioned  Local 812 in two of the novels he has written.

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812 Membership Meeting - November 11, 2016

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  • Sen. Brooks Stands With Local 812 On Clare Rose Picket Line

    State Senator John E. Brooks joined Teamsters Local 812 on the picket line outside of the Clare Rose beer distribution facility in Melville. “Demanding its workers take a 30 percent pay cut is not negotiating in good faith, and neither is trying to replace the current workforce with non-union workers,” Senator Brooks said. “The men and women of Local 812 deserve a fair contract that reflects their hard work.”

  • Congressman Suozzi Statement in Support of Clare Rose Workers

    “Clare Rose is one of the most successful beer distributors in the country, thanks in large part to the hard work of Long Islanders who have spent their careers selling and moving beer for Clare Rose. It is a family business that always treated its employees like their own family, fairly compensated them, provided solid retirement and worked productively with their union, Teamsters Local 812 for over 50 years without incident.

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  • Statement from Assemblyman Charles Lavine

    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.

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  • Clare Rose Workers Authorize Strike

    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.

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  • St. Francis de Sales 2017 Easter Party

    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!

     

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  • Pres. Weber Sworn in as IBT Brewery & Soft Drink Conference VP

    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.

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  • Phila. Soda Tax Results in 100 Teamster Layoffs at Pepsi

    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.”

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  • Update: GEB Denies Appeal, Upholds Former 812 VP's Guilt and Penalties

    Update - The Teamster General Executive Board (GEB) has denied Ulrich’s appeal, upholding the Joint Council 16 decision and penalties. 

    Read the GEB’s decision .
    Read Local 812 Pres. Weber’s correction to the decision .

    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.

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  • Teamster Officers Election Certified

    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.

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  • Bett-A-Way Charges Dismissed

    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.

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“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.”