Navigation Links
West Virginia Teamsters Kick Off 'Miller Beer is Tasteless' Protests
Date:6/13/2008

Employees at Miller's West Virginia Distributor Fight for Health Care and Livable Wages

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers at the West Virginia distributor of Miller and Coors beers will kick off a summer handbilling series at local bars and restaurants today. The workers say they want to bring attention to contract demands by SABMiller's West Virginia distributor, Capitol Beverage Company, that would hike workers' cost for family health care.

Approximately 30 workers, represented by Teamsters Local Union 175, will distribute handbills outside a busy strip of bars and restaurants in downtown Charleston. The leaflets read, "Cutting Health Care at Miller Beer is Tasteless." The summer leafleting series comes after Capitol Beverage broke off negotiations with its workers on May 2, 2008, in an attempt to force them to accept grossly substandard wages and health care coverage.

Capitol wants to pay its Miller and Coors beer drivers up to 40 percent less than other beverage distributors in the area and force longtime employees to pay as much as $11,000 a year for family health care. Capitol's plan would also eliminate health care coverage for retired Miller and Coors beer delivery drivers.

"Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Pepsi are willing to pay their employees the industry standard for the beverage market and provide them with good benefits," said Ken Hall, Teamsters International Vice President and President of Local 175. "Miller's distributor needs to stop being greedy and step up to the plate."

The dispute could lead to a strike against Capitol, a company founded in 1935 that now delivers a variety of beers -- including Corona and Guinness -- along with Miller and Coors to state retailers.

"We aren't asking for too much," said Mike Clark, a 23-year employee with Capitol Beverage. "We just want respect and a fair contract that lets us share in the success we helped create."

Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States and Canada.


'/>"/>
SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Virginia Tech researchers find human virus in chimpanzees
2. Virginia Motor Vehicle Crash Outcomes ONLINE at www.vacodes.org
3. University of Virginia Health System invests in IMRISneuro, the next generation of surgical imaging technology
4. Mike Turner, Virginia Congressional Candidate, Starts Healthcare Countdown
5. Generous Donors Allow Red Cross to Respond Swiftly and Effectively to Southeastern Virginia Tornadoes
6. Virginia Judge Rules Medical Device Pioneer Committed Malpractice
7. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Maryland Declare April 25th Parental Alienation Awareness Day
8. Online Job Search Company from Virginia is National Small Business of the Year
9. For Virginia Tech Community, Anxiety and Sadness May Increase on Anniversary of School Shootings
10. Virginias largest Cardiac Surgery program adopts SPY as standard of care
11. Virginia Hospital Center Reports HCAHPS Scores
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... in the Orthodontics and Clear Aligner clinical and commercial support services market) has ... of Dentistry (PGSD) in Sydney, Australia. , The PGSD is the first ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 , ... In just ... Brain Booster has already been receiving positive feedback from customers trying the product for ... , Daily Brain Booster was developed by neurosurgeon Shawn Moore, MD, for everyone ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... of older Americans at risk of price gouging for their prescription drugs, according ... (TSCL) . “Because Medicare isn’t negotiating on our behalf, there’s no consistency in ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... , ... “RECYCLED Ezekiel's Plan for Freedom from ADDICTION”: A ... is the creation of published author, Bill Miller. Bill Miller has a ... more than a decade of addiction to prescription drugs. He has a ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... “Psalms of Humidity”: ... peace of mind and move the readers one step closer to God. “Psalms of ... realized that his mistakes that have been made within his life are the very ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... N.Y. , Sept. 6, 2017   PDI , ... announced it will host an educational session focused on ... bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention at the 2017 Annual Scientific ... which will take place at the Phoenix ... from Sept. 16-19, will also feature PDI,s ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... N.J. , Sept. 5, 2017  Getinge, ... has created a vibrant charitable donation program -- ... and support congenital heart defect research by The ... providers and the general public are encouraged to ... and submit the completed artwork to the gallery ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... 1, 2017  Bayer will present the latest research from ... Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress, September 8-12 in ... preclinical and clinical data on Bayer,s marketed portfolio and late-stage ... "We value the ... cancer research at ESMO," said Carsten Brunn , Head ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: