Texas Coca-Cola plant workers vote against union

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM

FORT WORTH - The votes are in and workers at the Fort Worth Coca-Cola plant will not be unionized.

Sources told News 8 the final vote was 191 for unionization and 215 opposed.

The plant would have been the first in the south to have a workers union. Workers said they'll now pursue more than a dozen unfair labor practice charges and continue to fight for better wages, benefits and job security.

Coca-Cola is not the first major company with North Texas ties to go through a labor dispute. Labor fallout continues from AMR's bankruptcy. Three-hundred flights will be canceled this week as more pilots call in sick amid strained union relations.

Earlier this year, workers at the Lockheed Martin plant went on strike for nine weeks in an attempt to reach a contract agreement.

 

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