Picket Line Against Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) Extended to National Fruit Product Company, Inc. in Winchester, VA; Bowman Apple Products Company, Inc. in Mt. Jackson, VA; and DPS's Own The American Bottling Company in Northlake , IL
NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of RWDSU Local 220 on strike for nearly 10 weeks against Mott's LLP (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group) are taking their picket line to the National Fruit manufacturing plant in Winchester, Virginia and Bowman Apple Products in Mt. Jackson, Virginia to protest Mott's outsourcing and co-packing of struck applesauce due to slowed production in the Mott's Williamson, New York plant. Strikers and union members will be leafleting National Fruit and Bowman Apple Products workers about the ongoing labor dispute at Mott's.
Strikers will also put a picket line up at Dr Pepper Snapple's American Bottling in Northlake, Illinois. Staff at that plant have been recruited to come to the Mott's plant in Williamson, New York to make struck product and replace RWDSU Local 220 members.
Now on their 10th week of striking, the Mott's strikers will set up new picket lines at:
National Fruit Product Company 701 Fairmont Ave. Winchester, VA 22601 Wednesday July 28(th) & Thursday July 29(th) 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 pm Bowman Apple Products 10119 Old Valley Pike Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 Wednesday July 28(th) & Thursday July 29(th) 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 pm Dr Pepper Snapple Group's American Bottling Company 401 North Railroad Avenue Northlake, IL 60164-1666 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Over 300 full time manufacturing workers at the Mott's plant in Williamson, New York went out on strike on May 23rd as a result of unfair labor practices committed by the corporation in their efforts to impose drastic and unprecedented wage and benefit cuts on their workforce.
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