brands under fire

Teamsters Taunts Budweiser Distributor in Labor Dispute

Posted by Mark J. Miller on July 25, 2011 03:30 PM

You might soon find it hard to get a Budweiser in central Ohio these days. The state’s largest distributor of the brew is having a negotiating stalemate with the Teamsters, which represents more than 100 factory workers and drivers, according to Dayton Business Journal.

Local Union 957 has threatened to strike, the paper notes. Before that happens, though, the Teamsters have added public embarrassment to their tactics: “The union announced it filed a complaint Friday (July 23rd) with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency alleging that Heidelberg dumped contaminated water into a storm water drain on the company’s property,” the paper notes. 

The Teamsters' tagline for their campaign: "Tell Budweiser destroying Ohio jobs is tasteless."Continue reading...

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Headline Roundup: Banning Together

Posted by Sara Zucker on February 19, 2010 07:27 AM

Looking to save Abbey Road, Beatles fans turn to Facebook. [Bloomberg]

Non-Toyota drivers sigh in relief over their lack of drama. [Adweek]

Despite internal struggles, Playboy sees sales increase in the last quarter. [Daily Finance]

Ben & Jerry's plans on creating another Olympic-themed flavor. [Boston Herald]

As the Latin Music Awards approach, brands look for sponsorship. [Brandweek]

Disney tailors toward a gothic consumer for new 'Alice in Wonderland' products. [WSJ]Continue reading...

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