Teamsters boycott Miller, Coors

Labor-state protest spreads

Bars and restaurants throughout Charleston (WV) will soon be getting visits from members of the Teamsters union. The union members will be passing out leaflets that protest contract demands made by Capitol Beverage Company, the state distributor for beer brands Miller and Coors.

About 30 Teamsters will start handing out the literature at downtown bars and restaurants Monday. The union says Capitol’s demands regarding increased contributions to the company health plan are unreasonable. It also criticized the company’s proposals on wages.

A call to the company was not immediately returned Monday. The Teamsters say the dispute could lead to a strike against the company. Contract negotiations broke off in May.


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