March 26, 2015 - A cross-Canada boycott has been issued by the Canadian Labour Congress against Crown Holdings Inc., an aluminum can manufacturer.
120 workers, members of United Steelworkers Local 9176 in Toronto, have been on the picket line for 18 months against their employer, Crown Holdings Inc, an incredibly powerful multi-national company with more than 140 plants worldwide. Just before the labour dispute began, the Toronto plant was recognized with the
company’s “Plant of the Year” award.
The employer is seeking concessions at the bargaining table, including a two tier wage proposal with 42% pay cuts for new hires.
You can support this boycott in the following way:
STOP purchasing beverages in aluminum cans made by Crown Holdings Inc.
If you are buying cans of Molson, Labatt, Moosehead, Steam Whistle, Creemore and other beers, they are probably made by scabs - someone who takes another person’s job during a strike.
Please buy your favourite beverages in bottles - not cans.