Event Information:

  • Mon

    Power Rally for Coca-Cola Refreshments Workers

    9:00 am7400 N. Oak Park Ave., Niles, IL 60714

    Hundreds of Coca-Cola Refreshments workers will rally in solidarity and in continued support of their unfair labor practice strike on Monday, Dec. 14.

    More than 300 Local 727-represented Coca-Cola Refreshments workers initiated an unfair labor practice strike Dec. 3 after the beverage industry behemoth continually violated federal labor laws by intimidating workers, circumventing the union and engaging in overall bad faith bargaining during negotiations for a new contract.

    The rally will feature guest speakers, including labor leaders and several longtime Coca-Cola Refreshments employees. Union members and supporters from across Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana also will be in attendance to stand united with the striking workers.

    All participants and supporters are encouraged to wear Teamster apparel, including shirts, hats, pins and buttons to this important rally. Local unions also are encouraged to drive their Teamster vehicles to the event.

    Free parking is available in the abandoned Jinny Beauty Supply parking lot, 7555 N. Caldwell Ave., Niles, IL 60714.