February 5, 2016
Celebrate Carolina by telling Super Bowl 50 sponsor MillerCoors to keep its Eden brewery open
This Sunday, American families nationwide will be watching the Super Bowl – and fans in North Carolina will be cheering for our team to bring home its first Super Bowl victory. But not everyone is supporting Carolina.
MillerCoors plans to abandon North Carolina by shutting down its profitable, award-winning brewery in Eden, N.C. where 500 people work, including Carolina Panthers fans and members of Teamsters Local 391.
“All of North Carolina will be cheering for the Panthers this Sunday, hoping for a first Super Bowl victory,” said Vernon Gammon, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 391 in Greensboro, N.C., and a former Eden brewery worker.
“But not everyone is supporting North Carolina this year. MillerCoors plans to eliminate good jobs, healthcare benefits, retirement security and vital revenue needed in our state.” — Vernon Gammon
The plant shutdown will devastate hundreds of working families and rob North Carolina of much-needed revenue. It will also eliminate more than 10 percent of MillerCoors’ U.S. production capacity, likely leading to future price hikes for customers.
“It is not too late for MillerCoors to save this world-class brewery,” said David Laughton, Director of the Teamsters Brewery Conference.
Take action at http://ibt.io/eden.