BevMo Workers Begin Fight for Full Time
Positions Benefits and a Union
August 11, 2010 05:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
OAKLAND, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--On August 1, 2010 BevMo, a purveyor of wines and
spirits headquartered in Concord, California announced the elimination of full time jobs and health
benefits for their employees. Workers were advised in writing by the company, “Your hours are being
reduced from full to part time, as a result of this change you shall no longer be eligible for health
coverage.” To add insult to injury the company has also announced the suspension of its 401(K) program.
BevMo workers are not accepting these changes without a fight. Employees have begun organizing a
union with the assistance of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 and the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters. Employees are energized in the effort to regain their hours and benefits and
have been signing up for the union in unprecedented numbers.
BevMo Workers, community leaders, politicians and union members will meet at Jack London Square in
Oakland to announce the beginning of the organizing drive at BevMo and describe the events leading up
l What: press conference to announce start of union organizing drive at BevMo. BevMo workers,
union leaders, politicians and members of the community will discuss the situation at BevMo and
the need for a union there
l Where: The corner of Embarcadero and Washington, Jack London Square, Oakland California
l When: 10AM, THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 2010
l Visuals: Two big rigs from the Teamsters Union will anchor the event. BevMo workers and
community-labor-political leaders will speak. Signs, banners, music.
Press packets with further information and documentation will be available on site.
Mike Henneberry, 510-719-7691
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