Coca-Cola workers suspend strike
After 10 days of picketing, Coca-Cola employees in Ocean Springs suspended their strike.
Union leaders for Teamster Local 991 have still not reached an agreement with Coca-Cola United, but a statement sent to News 25 by Teamster Local officials reads: “This will give our members the opportunity to serve the company’s customers in the manner and fashion they have been accustomed to over the years. The parties remain in mediation regarding the new collective bargaining agreement.”
Coca-Cola United also issued a statement regarding the suspension reading in part: “We were informed late Sunday evening by the Teamsters that our union associates would be returning to work on Monday without a contract. Our Coca-Cola United team worked into the night and early morning hours to reactivate these associates. Negotiations through the mediator continue and it is our hope to come to an agreement with the Teamsters as soon as possible.”