Today, the union received official notification that the union representation election will be held Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, 2012. More details about the time and location will be available soon.
On Friday, August 25, 2012, the Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference filed a request for a union representation election for the MillerCoors brewery in Elkton, Virginia. The petition was filed due to a majority of the employees wishing to have Teamster representation on the job.
In April of this year our Locals 853, 856 and 150 in the Bay Area had disputes over contract negotiations with Coors distributors. Most of those issues have been resolved and Locals 853 and 856 now have contracts. Local 150 is still in negotiations.