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
While Union membership is declining in America, Local 812 continues to defy the trend by signing up over 120 new members in the first month of 2015.
MTC Dedicated Trucking drivers elected to become Local 812 members and the owners of MTC have agreed to recognize Teamsters Local 812 as the drivers' exclusive bargaining agent.Read More
By a 3-1 margin, Local 812 members at Phoenix/Lobo Beverages in Brooklyn N.Y., and Montgomery N.Y., ratified a new 5-year agreement. The company employees 350 Local 812 members. The contract solidifies job security, wage increases, pension, medical protection and much more.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
Despite short notice, over 100 members from every territory that Local 812 covers came out in force to the Bronx. From Long Island to the Upper Hudson Valley, they showed at 4:30am to salute the first Local 812 "Bastard Boss of the Month", a Coke manager in the Bronx Customer Care Department.Read More
As the operations of Manhattan Beer and Phoenix/Lobo beverage are integrated, it is clear that the Local 812 members at Phoenix have a far superior contract to the Manhattan Beer workers who are members of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United union.
Local 812 members earn higher wages and commissions and are provided with better benefits than the Joint Board members at Manhattan Beer. The union you belong to makes a big difference.
Applications are now available for the 2015-16 school year.
Apply now for the Local 812 and James R. Hoffa scholarships.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