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STEELWORKERS PREPARE FOR "BOTTLES NOT CANS" DAY OF ACTION ON DECEMBER 13, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Steelworkers and supporters across Ontario will be at their local Beer Stores and LCBOs to ask people to buy their beer in bottles instead of scab cans! See the leaflet they will be distributing here.

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STEELWORKERS PREPARE FOR "BOTTLES NOT CANS" DAY OF ACTION ON DECEMBER 13, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Steelworkers and supporters across Ontario will be at their local Beer Stores and LCBOs to ask people to buy their beer in bottles instead of scab cans! See the leaflet they will be distributing here.

Read the full story here.

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The Facts

• 120 Toronto workers, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9176 were forced on strike by Crown Holdings, Inc. on September 6, 2013

• Crown's Toronto facility has been unionized for over 25 years and many of the workers have worked for Crown for over two decades

• The company consolidated labour relations at its US headquarters and has little knowledge of the unique nature and issues of the Toronto facility

• Crown is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of food and beverage cans

• It claims to make one out of every five beverage cans in the world, and one out of every three food cans in North America

• Crown operates approximately 140 plants in 40 countries; about 12,000 of its 21,300 employees worldwide are covered by a collective agreement

• Crown nearly doubled its profits in 2012, to $557 million from $282 million in 2011

• Crown’s CEO was paid an average of $13 million/year in the past five years

• The Toronto facility is one of Crown’s top producers in North America and received the 2012 “Plant of the Year Award” for outstanding “safety, productivity and budget management”

• The facility produces over 5 million beverage and food cans per day for customers such as Molson, Coors, Labatt, Budweiser, Moosehead, Creemore, Morgan’s and Cotts

Road to Justice

Send messages of Support to USW Local 9176

Click below to send your message of support for the Crown workers on strike in Toronto:

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Donations

If you would like to send a donation to USW Local 9176 to help support the workers in their struggle, please send a cheque addressed to “USW Local 9176 Strike Fund” and send to:

USW Toronto
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1N1
CANADA
Attention: Lawrence Hay

November 17, 2013
Once again, in a show of solidarity, USW members and their allies rally at Crown Corporate Headquarters. Then it was onto Allentown, Pennsylvania to protest at PPL Corporation where Crown CEO John Conway sits on the Board of Directors. Finally, the next stop was Lawrence, Massachusetts where the USW members met with their Crown union colleagues of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to educate them on the “Take-Backs No More” campaign which has drawn a line in the sand on behalf of all Crown workers in North America and across the world. Read

October 16, 2013
Striking USW 9176 members from Toronto travel to Philadelphia and were joined by allies and supporters of their global campaign against Crown Holdings. Read

Worldwide Support

October 1, 2013
Letter from CLC President Ken Georgetti to Crown CEO John W. Conway expressing support for USW campaign against Crown (PDF)

September 18, 2013
Letter from IndustriAll to Crown Holdings CEO John W. Conway (PDF)

September 18, 2013
Joint Letter from USW, Unite the Union (UK) and IAM to Crown CEO John W. Conway (PDF)

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Materials

December 2, 2014
Buy Bottles Not Cans

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October 13, 2014
Leaflet: Buy Bottles, Not Scab Cans

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October 13, 2014
Leaflet: Crown Aims to Destroy Union

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September 30, 2014
Leaflet: Packaging Innovations Trade Show in UK (September 30, 2014)

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June 16, 2014
Travel Agent Newsletter – June 2014

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Carnival

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March 31, 2014
Cruise Boycott Expands: Anything But Carnival says Ontario Federation of Labour Read

March 14, 2014
CURC endorses boycott of Carnival Cruises Read

March 5, 2014
500,000-Member Retirees’ Group Joins Carnival Cruise Boycott Read

February 20, 2014
Steelworkers Applaud Boycott of Carnival Cruises by Canada’s Largest Labour Council Read

January 16, 2014
Union Shares Concerns with Travel Agents over Carnival Cruises Read

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Millionaires Row

James H. Miller, Director

James H. Miller, Director
Allentown, Pennsylvania and Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Thomas A. Ralph, Director

Thomas A. Ralph, Director
Wayne, Pennsylvania

William G. Little, Director

William G. Little, Director
Villanova, Pennsylvania and Malvern, Pennsylvania

William Urkiel, Director

William Urkiel, Director
Malvern, Pennsylvania

John Conway, CEO

John Conway, CEO
New Hope, Pennsylvania