Industrial action at one Coke bottling plant has come to an end, while workers at another have launched a boycott.

Workers at the Coca-Cola Enterprises plant in Connecticut voted on Saturday (28 May) to return to work after walking out last Monday in protest over the breakdown of current contract negotiations and Coke's continuing push to have workers pay more for their healthcare benefits. Employees in the Teamsters Local 1035 union, representing 350 workers at the plant, approved the new contract by 258-23. The new six-and-a-half year contract would increase benefits and salaries by 3.21% a year on average.

In Los Angeles, however, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters launched a boycott against Coca-Cola Co. products late last week. Around 1,700 union members are on strike at all seven bottling and distribution plants run by CCE in the LA area.

Teamsters officials said on Friday that their members would distribute leaflets at major shopping outlets over the weekend.