Coca-Cola Consolidated workers shut down WV distribution


FILE – This June 25, 2012 file photo shows the Coca-Cola logo on the side of a delivery truck in Springfield, Ill. Coca-Cola says it’s buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world’s biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings. The Atlanta […]

Coca-Cola Consolidated workers protesting unfair labor practices shut down statewide distribution operations in West Virginia last week.

The State Journal reports the one-day picket line began in Bluefield and then extended to locations in Logan, Charleston, Parkersburg and Clarksburg.

Teamsters Local 175 Secretary-Treasurer Ralph Winter told the paper the union has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board alleging labor law violations.

Coca-Cola Consolidated distributes, markets and manufactures Coca-Cola products in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

The last strike at Coca-Cola Consolidated took place in 2000 over the failure to reach an agreement and lasted 21 weeks. In that strike, employees won unemployment benefits.

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