COCA COLA STRIKE Teamster Drivers And Warehouse Workers Reach Agreement With Coca Cola
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Apr. 19, 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Teamster drivers and warehouse workers in the Charleston and Logan areas have reached an agreement with Coca Cola after a brief strike Thursday.
The walkout came after teamsters won a ruling over work rules from a special panel they said the company refused to implement. Trouble apparently started when workers complained of added book-keeping chores associated with new GPS equipped smart phones they are required to carry.
The pickets spread the impact of the strike to Bluefield, Parkersburg and Clarksburg distribution centers keeping about 150 union workers off the job.
Those workers will be back to work on Friday.
The company said it did what was "necessary" to get its employees back to work and the pickets were pulled.
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