Beer Can Boycott Expands Across Ontario Today

OTTAWA, 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.


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


Demonstrations promoting Ontario-wide beer can boycott.


Beer Store and LCBO outlets across Ontario.


Today, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.


* Ottawa photo opportunity: 209 Rideau Street (spokesperson, David Lipton, 613-859-8403,

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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

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


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