Beer Can Boycott Expands Across Ontario Today

TORONTO, March 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Demonstrations are being held today at Beer Store and LCBO outlets across Ontario as part of a province-wide boycott of beer cans produced by a union-busting American corporation.

The beer can boycott, endorsed by the Ontario Federation of Labour, supports Toronto factory workers forced on strike in 2013 by U.S.-based Crown Holdings.

Consumers are being urged to buy their beer in bottles, not cans manufactured by union-busting multinational Crown Holdings, one of the world's largest beer can manufacturers.

WHO:

Members and supporters of United Steelworkers Local 9176 on strike against beer can manufacturer Crown Holdings.



WHAT:

Demonstrations promoting Ontario-wide beer can boycott.



WHERE:

Beer Store and LCBO outlets across Ontario.



WHEN:

Today, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

 

* INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPS AT THESE GTA LOCATIONS:               

  • Downtown, 41 Mill Street (spokesperson Joe Drexler, 416-434-7907)
  • Toronto East, 1177 Danforth Avenue (Danforth and Greenwood) (spokesperson Steve McHugh, 647-236-3650)
  • Toronto West, 529 Oakwood Avenue (spokesperson Bob Lapchuk, 416-550-2363)
  • Woodbridge: 7850 Weston Road (Weston Rd. & Highway 7) (spokesperson John Beechey, 416-737-9621)

For more details, videos, photos and radio ads, see www.bottlesnotcans.ca.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: Joe Drexler, USW Strategic Campaigns, 416-544-6009, 416-434-7907, jdrexler@usw.ca; Alexandra Eshelman, USW Strategic Campaigns, 416-570-9984, aeshelman@usw.ca; Lawrence Hay, USW Staff Representative, 416-737-9621, lhay@usw.ca; Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

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