Coca-Cola Consolidated workers shut down distribution


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 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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