Day of Action Urges Bottles, Not Cans

Supporters of USW 9176 fighting for fairness at Crown Holdings asked beer drinkers to buy bottles, not cans during a Day of Action across Ontario on Saturday, December 13.

Steelworkers and family members handed out leaflets at almost 60 Beer Store and LCBO locations across Ontario.

The Day of Action was organized to support working families under attack this holiday season by the world's largest beer can maker, Crown Holdings.

USW members at Crown's Toronto factory have been on strike since September 2013, when the highly profitable American corporation demanded massive concessions from its employees.

After provoking the dispute, Crown hired scabs to operate the Toronto factory. The strikebreakers are producing cans sold to multinational brewers including Anheuser-Busch InBev (Labatt) and Molson Coors who, together with Sapporo, control Ontario's Beer Stores.

Steelworkers and their supporters from Quebec to British Columbia also are encouraging the public to buy bottled beer instead of scab cans. Crown recently announced the closing of its only remaining plant in Quebec.

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