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
Mayor Bloomberg’s big soda ban is still dead.A state appeals court Tuesday upheld a lower court decision blocking the mayor’s controversial ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces, ruling that the Bloomberg-controlled Board of Health had overstepped its powers.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
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
Four Maspeth Coke Warehouseman are working again thanks to the relentless pressure mounted by the 812 Executive Board and Shop Steward Ronnie Speller. All four loaders were put back to work by an arbitrator and the whole warehouse crew received a clean slate after months of tense talks between Local 812 and Coca Cola.Read More
Oak Beverages is in for the fight of their life. With a union contract expiring in less than year and sister company Cedar Beverage in the middle of contract negotiations, Oak Beverage has allowed the 'tail to wag the dog.'
Managers like Manny "Mr. Krabb" Busto and Patrick "the Starfish" Bracho have made it known they want the union out.
Coca Cola representatives offered to suspend the Engineered Labor Standards (ELS) program until they meet with Teamsters Local 812 officials. Coke's move is in direct response to Local 812's 'Day of Justice' which was planned to stop the war on workers at Coke.
Local 812 Beer Drivers Know What It Means to Have A Strong Union. The Proof is in the Contract! Compare the Difference.Read More
Local 812 takes on the biggest players in the beverage industry. It's not easy, but when we marshal the energy and determination of the entire union, we win.
When we mobilize to organize new union members, we rely on 812 members to help us get the word out. No one understands better than an 812 member what it means to be in a union. As we increase our union density, we increase power within the industry and ensure that all workers get their fair share. We can't allow companies to lower the standards that we have built over the decades.
During 2011 contract negotiations, Local 812 called Coke out on its use of Southeastern Container, which operates a non-union "PET" bottle manufacturing plant in Wappinger's Falls, NY employing up to 25 full-time employees. Local 812 demanded that Coca Cola use union labor and promised to organize the facility within the next year.Read More
Over the past few months, companies have been on the attack, so it is important that members do everything possible to work smarter and safer. Local 812 is there to defend members when the company wrongly writes up, disciplines or fires a worker.Read More
Local 812 is launching an aggressive campaign to protect our members’ work and jobs. Account managers are doing bargaining unit work and that is causing layoffs. When a supervisor does bargaining unit work, he is taking work and money away from you and other Local 812 members. Union members lose out on working extra hours and overtime. It is a violation of the contract. We can only file and win grievances with the help of members.Read More