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Yet Another Group Of Non-Union Workers Deciding To ‘Go Union:’ Pepsi Workers In Macon, Georgia Vote To Become Members Of Teamsters Local 528

Published Sunday, January 3, 2016
by teamster.org

(MACON, GEORGIA) - Drivers, Merchandisers and Warehouse Workers at the Pepsi Facility in Macon, Georgia recently voted to become Members of Teamsters Local 528, with a majority of the 45-person Unit casting ballots in favor of Going Union.

“We’re ‘pretty excited’ that we won,” said Erick Barber, a Warehouse Worker at the Macon Facility. “This is my ‘first time’ being a Union Member and I ‘encourage anyone considering joining the Teamsters to keep pushing forward.’”

As Members of Teamsters Local 528, the Pepsi Workers join thousands of other Workers at Pepsi Facilities Nationwide that are part of the Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference.

“These Workers ‘wanted a ‘Voice on the Job,’” Teamsters Local 528 President Maurice Cobb, President said. “They said ‘they wanted to be treated fairly at work.’  Our ‘first order of business’ will be to negotiate a ‘strong first contract’ at this Pepsi Facility so that their ‘rights on the job will be secured.’”

Local 528 represents thousands of Working Men and Women throughout the State of Georgia, including Members working at other soft drink facilities, such as Dr. Pepper and Snapple.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go to: https://teamster.org/news/2015/12/local-528-welcomes-pepsi-workers

 

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