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UAW Local 122 Passes Resolution Against Coke

Whereas,

The food and beverage workers union in Colombia, SINALTRAINAL, has charged and produced evidence that Coca-Cola has engaged in a systematic campaign of intimidation against its members, including numerous firings, torture, kidnappings, forced evictions, death threats, and the murder of nine of its members,

Whereas,

these criminal acts took place in Colombia, the most dangerous place in the world to be a labor union person,

Whereas,

Coca-Cola's union-busting activity is not limited to Colombia, but has also been reported in Europe, Asia, throughout Latin America, and even the United States

Whereas,

Coca-Cola's theft of the water supply in poor countries, especially India, has left communities dehydrated and polluted,

Whereas,

SINALTRAINAL has called an international boycott of all Coke products

Whereas,

A number of unions have endorsed the boycott, including the American Postal Workers Union, Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, UNISON (the largest union in Great Britain), VERDI (a four million-strong union in Germany), and several UAW locals; including local 1716 in Sandusky, which has even had Coke products removed from its plant

Whereas,

Over 30 college campuses in the US, Canada, and Europe have removed Coke products,

Be It Therefore Resolved

That UAW Local 122 will not serve Coke products in our hall,

Be It Further Resolved,

That we will share this resolution with other UAW bodies and urge them to take similar action.

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