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Union members from across the St. Louis area will hold a rally in support of Teamster workers at Anheuser-Busch on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. in a show of unity during the company's acquisition by Belgium-based InBev.

Teamsters from all 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries in the United States will be joined by supporters that include Missouri Jobs with Justice, Service Employees International Union, Change to Win federation, the St. Louis Labor Council, the Building Trades of St. Louis and officials from InBev unions from all over the world.

In July, Anheuser-Busch agreed to a $52 billion takeover bid by InBev, making it the world's largest beer maker. InBev has said it will keep open all 12 U.S.-based breweries, and designate St. Louis as its U.S. headquarters.

WHO:
Anheuser-Busch Teamsters
Jack Cipriani, Director of the Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Conference
Tom Keegel, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer
Paul Garver, Brewery Worker Coordinator, International Union of Food Workers (IUF)
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

WHAT:
Rally in support of Anheuser-Busch workers

WHEN:
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Kiener Plaza
7th and Market Streets
St. Louis, Missouri

VISUALS:
Signs, banners and Teamster trucks

(streetinsider.com)

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