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Thread: Strike Looming Between Teamsters and Columbia Distributing

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    Default Strike Looming Between Teamsters and Columbia Distributing

    Have you noticed all the posts about strikes lately? This might be a good thing!

    (SEATTLE) – In contract negotiations with its employees last week, Columbia Distributing, the Pacific Northwest’s largest distributor of beer, wine and liquor products, abruptly walked away from the bargaining table after insisting that workers pay more for their health insurance and accept dozens of concessions that would destroy workers’ job protections. Columbia’s drivers and warehouse workers, who are represented by the Teamsters, may be forced to go on strike as a result.

    “At the Company’s request we agreed to a one-year contract extension last February to allow Columbia to get a few operational issues worked out and to demonstrate to their workers that there was to be a shift to a management team that took care of its’ workers. When we came back to the table this year, Columbia decided to return the favor by trying to jam almost 100 different concessions down our members’ throats,” said Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174, which represents 360 drivers and warehouse workers at Columbia Distributing in Kent, Wash.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/03/st...a-distributing

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    Workers have had a gut full of these corporate thieves.
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    Default Re: Strike Looming Between Teamsters and Columbia Distributing

    Time to stand up, not bow down ... beanus style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Time to stand up, not bow down ... beanus style.
    Exactly. Those that stand strong have been kicking some ass lately.

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    https://teamster.org/news/2016/03/st...a-distributing

    Columbia has hired [BJohn Payne,[/B] an attorney with Seattle firm Davis Grimm Payne & Marra—which is notorious for advising companies to enter into brutal, protracted labor disputes. In the case of a labor dispute at Columbia, stores, bars and restaurants that currently sell products distributed by Columbia will be left with few options.
    Payne is on Oak Harbor's payroll. The family has been marching to his tune for years. There is a special place in hell for him. He must have needed a larger yacht than the Vander Pols could afford.
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    Columbia Distributing Strike Avoided for Now
    (SEATTLE) – After conversations with several key suppliers and retailers, the Teamsters decided to postpone any strike activity that would have halted the supply of beer, wine and liquor to stores, bars and restaurants throughout the Puget Sound area.

    “We’ve had productive conversations with several of Columbia’s key business partners,” said Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174, which represents 360 drivers and warehouse workers at Columbia Distributing in Kent, Wash. “None of Columbia’s customers – the breweries, wineries, distilleries, stores, restaurants and bars – want a labor dispute because they would all lose significant business. We’ve decided to give them some time to weigh in with Columbia but our members will only wait so long.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/03/co...ke-avoided-now

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    Teamsters Ratify Contract with Columbia Distributing
    (SEATTLE) – Teamsters Local 174 members who work for Columbia Distributing in Kent (Wash.) have ratified a five-year collective bargaining agreement, securing key job protections and health insurance benefits.

    After returning to the bargaining table, the Teamsters and Columbia were able to avoid a strike and reach an agreement that guarantees labor peace for five years. The members affected by the contract who work at Columbia ratified the agreement Saturday.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/04/te...a-distributing
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    Teamsters at Columbus Distributing Company Ratify Contract

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Over 100 members of Teamsters Local 284 employed by Columbus Distributing Company have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement. The company distributes Anheuser-Busch products to stores, restaurants and bars across central Ohio. The union represents drivers, warehouse, mechanics and maintenance workers.

    The new labor agreement includes guaranteed health insurance for the workforce at no cost to employees, wage and commission increases, bonus payments and improved retirement benefits. The contract will remain in effect for four years with provisions for mutually agreeable extensions.
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/05/te...atify-contract
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