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    GREAT NECK, NY – Workers who deliver, sell, and merchandise Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products to Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be on strike starting Monday, Teamsters Local 812 announced today. The over 100 drivers and warehousemen, who work for Clare Rose, a private beer distribution company, voted down management’s “final offer” Friday, which would have imposed 30% wage cuts and ended the drivers’ pension.

    “We are the middle-class families that make up Long Island,” said Mark Pooler, who has delivered beer at Clare Rose for 26 years. “While this company is making millions, they are trying to cut the wages and retirement benefits that our families depend on. We have bills to pay and mortgages to pay. Make no mistake, we will strike as long as it takes to protect our livelihoods.”

    “The union has done everything possible to reach a fair deal with Clare Rose, but the company is putting its greed ahead of its workers,” said Teamsters Local 812 President Ed Weber. “When there is no Bud, Heineken, or other beer brands at the supermarket or bar, Long Islanders will know who to blame: Clare Rose executives.”
    Budweiser Delivery Teamsters to Strike Monday Over Wage and Retirement Cuts - Teamsters
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    I came close to working for this company back in the seventies.. It was one of the premier jobs on Long Island at the time.. Well at least their trailer driver jobs were.. Mostly night work to Newark and back to the island.. Brings back memories..

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    15% really is tough...and that company wants 30%.....beer prices have not gone down lately have they?
    But wages should?
    That's backbreaking work.
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    Teamster Strike Shuts Down Budweiser Distribution On Long Island
    GREAT NECK, NY – The workers who deliver, sell, and merchandise Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products to Nassau and Suffolk Counties walked the picket line today, largely stopping distribution on Long Island. The over 100 drivers and warehousemen, who work for Clare Rose and are members of Teamsters Local 812, began striking when the company announced 30 percent wage cuts and ended the drivers’ pension.

    “This is a highly profitable company in a stable industry. There is no explanation for massive wage and retirement cuts other than greed,” said Teamsters Local 812 President Ed Weber. “These are the middle-class jobs that we used to be able to count on in Long Island. We aren’t going to give up our livelihoods just so the rich can get richer.”

    Less than one day into the strike, Clare Rose took the drastic step of announcing that it is permanently replacing the striking workers.

    “The company has no legal right to permanently replace these workers,” said Weber. “It shows how heartless this company has become.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/04/te...on-long-island
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    Teamsters Support Beer Distribution Workers on Strike in N.Y.
    (WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its 1.4 million members in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico fully support Teamsters Local 812 members on strike at Clare Rose in New York.

    The over 100 drivers and warehouse workers distribute Budweiser, Heineken and craft beer products to Long Island. They went on strike Sunday night when the company imposed 30 percent wage cuts and ended the drivers’ pension. Less than one day into the strike, Clare Rose announced that it is permanently replacing the striking workers.

    “The full might of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is behind the members of Local 812 in their fight at Clare Rose,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We represent Budweiser and other brewery and transportation workers across the country. Such union busting and draconian wage cuts are unheard of at similar distributors elsewhere. We intend to put forward our political, economic and organizing resources to ensure that these workers get a new union contract that protects their wages and retirement.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/04/te...kers-strike-ny

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Teamsters Support Beer Distribution Workers on Strike in N.Y.


    https://teamster.org/news/2017/04/te...kers-strike-ny
    I saw pictures of the "empty" shelves on the local news yesterday.. Guess the locals went out and bought everything..
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    Labor Closes Ranks Behind Long Island Budweiser Strikers as Distributor Brings in Out-of-State Scabs - Teamsters


    Less than one day into the strike, Clare Rose took the drastic step of announcing that it is permanently replacing the striking workers, despite legal prohibitions against doing so.
    Now these "replacement" workers are the true SCABS..
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    Teamster Beer Delivery Strikers Rally Outside Long Island Brewery
    PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Striking beer delivery drivers in Long Island rallied outside Blue Point Brewery on Saturday, calling on the brewers' distributor to end labor abuses. Clare Rose, whose workers are on strike over wage and pension cuts, is the sole distributor of Blue Point products on Long Island.

    “Clare Rose cannot hide from its workers,” said Teamsters Local 812 President Ed Weber. “We are going to go straight to Clare Rose's customers to tell them about wage cuts and mass firings. And we expect Clare Rose’s business partners to hold Clare Rose accountable.”

    Workers at Clare Rose have been on strike since April 23rd, when the company unilaterally cut drivers’ wages by 30% and ended the pension. The company mailed letters to workers informing them that they had been permanently replaced and giving them instructions to end their membership in the union.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/te...island-brewery
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    Clare Rose Beer Distributors Hit With Unfair Labor Practice Charge
    GREAT NECK, N.Y. – Teamsters Local 812 filed an unfair labor practice charge against Clare Rose, the Budweiser distributor for Long Island, on Thursday at the National Labor Relations Board. It is the fifth charge the union has filed over the last month and the government agency is currently taking testimony and investigating the other charges.

    “Clare Rose needs to drop the union busting, the threats, and the wage and benefit cuts,” said Billy Schildt, a Teamsters Local 812 member who has worked at Clare Rose since he was a teenager. “If Sean Rose wants to end the strike, he should stop trying to break up the union and come back to the table to negotiate fair wages and pensions for his workforce.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/cl...ractice-charge

 

 
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