Teamsters Protest Closure of MillerCoors Plant in Eden


Teamsters from Local 391 rallied on December 15, 2015 in support of the more than 500 employees from the MillersCoors plant that will be losing their jobs in the new year.

The plant in Eden is set to close in late 2016 because of what company officials say is "logistics."

Facilities in Virgina and Florida will take over Eden's responsibilities.

Teamsters say there is no reason for the plant to close.

"This company needs to know we're going away, that we are going to fight. We are going to fight for these jobs. These people deserve answers. And we are going to demand that we, demand that they get the answers they deserve," said Dernon Gammon.

Earlier this month lawmakers met in Washington for a hearing where executives were grilled about their involvement with AB in Bev's proposed takeover of SAB Miller.

As part of the $105 billion deal, SAB is selling its stake in MillerCoors to Molson Coors.

The plant opened in 1978.