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Dec. 3, 2019, 4:58 PM

Coca-Cola Bottler Must Arbitrate Teamsters’ Relocation Dispute

Kathleen Dailey
Kathleen Dailey
Legal Intelligence Reporter

An Ohio federal court ordered a Coca-Cola bottler to arbitrate Teamsters’ grievances over a planned facility-relocation from Ohio to Kentucky, ruling that the dispute is subject to the collective bargaining agreement’s arbitration provision.

Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said Dec. 2 that Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc. and Teamsters Local Union No. 119 agreed to a valid arbitration clause. The dispute is contractual, not representational, and therefore falls within the substantive scope of that agreement, the court said.

Local 119 represents workers employed at a Cincinnati-area facility operated by the Coca-Cola Consolidated, ...

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