Why did teachers union ban Coca-Cola?

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American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers unions in the United States, passed a resolution last week to ban Coca-Cola from its facilities and events.

The teachers union stated its decision was based on human rights violations, which have been detailed in three books published several years ago.

The questions remain: why now and why is this important to a teachers union?

Because AFT is a labor organization, it will stand in solidarity with other labor organizations that have taken a stance against Coca-Cola, AFT spokesman Michael Heenan told Watchdog.org.

Coca-Cola responded to AFT’s claims in an email to Watchdog.org, saying they were based on “outdated and erroneous allegations that we have repeatedly addressed.”

This may be more about the union resenting the beverage companies’ practice of subcontracting instead of hiring permanent employees, which is cited in the AFT resolution, said Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network.

“Obviously they (Coca-Cola) were not using unionized workers,” Sand said.

This was probably to avoid having to deal with the costs associated with unionized employees, he added.

Read more at Watchdog.org

By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org

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5 thoughts on “Why did teachers union ban Coca-Cola?

  1. Seamus says:

    I thought I liked Coke because it tastes better than any other cola drink I’ve had. Now I have another, even better reason. They’re sticking it in the eye of another union of idiots. Another attempt to hurt a business and all its employees because of their ideology of greed and quest for power. And that gang of teacher unions are probably the worst since they’re supposed to be teaching our kids instead of being union activists.
    That’s just one of the many reasons Common Core is so bad. It’s designed to keep the stupid kids stupid, drag down the smart kids, and attempt to turn them into little radicals.

  2. David Nance says:

    I never have liked Coke, but think I can begin to like it. Anything that Pokes the middle finger in the Union’s Eyes can’t be that bad.

  3. Charles Griffo Jr says:

    I am going to drink more coke now thanks teachers union.

  4. Wayne Willard says:

    unions,americas cancer

  5. LeRoy H Beltz says:

    No wonder Coke tastes so good Instead of drinking two a day I’LL have three or four a day thanks to the teachers union

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