Steelback Brewery

Steelback Brewery

July 27, 2005 13:20 ET


Employees at the Steelback Brewery vote "NO" to a bid by SEIU to unionize Steelback Brewery. Attention: News Editor TIVERTON/ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 27, 2005) - A vote on whether or not employees at the Steelback Brewery wished to be represented by SEIU CANADA (Service Employees International Union) was held today and the Steelback employees have overwhelmingly and decisively voted "NO" to a bid by SEIU to unionize Steelback Brewery's Tiverton plant.

SEIU members have accused Frank D'Angelo, C.E.O. and founder of Steelback Brewery of treating employees unfairly. In a brief statement after the final results of the vote were counted Frank D'Angleo said, "Our employees have spoken, the truth has come out and justice has been served. I'm proud of our employees. The success of our brewery is a credit to their hard work and dedication and we'll always stand by their side."

Mr. D'Angelo went on to say "Steelback prides itself on two things; the quality of our products and the quality of our people. Since opening our doors in December 2003 we have become a vital part of Tiverton, Kincardine and Bruce County. And we'll continue to play a role in supporting the communities of our employees."

Steelback is a private company, it currently has nine products available through The Beer Store; Steelback Silver, Steelback Red, Steelback Blue Thunder, Bruce County Wild, Chain, Tango, Link Light, Tiverton Honey Lager and Tiverton Dark Lager. Steelback offers consumers premium beers in innovative packaging, utilizing plastic bottles and full "body sleeve" labels that resemble a hand painted bottle. It's the first brewery in Canada to use this technology.

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Mike Cecere, 416-245-6865 ext. 228

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  • Mike Cecere
    Primary Phone: 416-245-6865 ext. 228