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Teamsters have voted to strike at Philly area’s largest Coca-Cola distributor
April 17, 2023 // Unionized warehouse workers, drivers, and sales staff at the region’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and distributor voted to strike on Sunday, Teamsters Local 830 leadership said. “Liberty Coca-Cola has treated my members and the entire [bargaining] process with disdain,” Local 830 Secretary-Treasurer Daniel H. Grace said in a statement. He said the company was not offering satisfactory compensation or benefits to workers, and called the most recent contract proposal “insulting.” The unionized workforce of about 400 was setting up a picket line at 725 E. Erie Ave., the Philadelphia plant where Liberty bottles Coke, Dasani water, Powerade, Monster Energy, Gold Peak iced tea, and other brands.