Employees at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Fort Worth, Texas voted against union representation Wednesday in an NLRB-supervised secret ballot election. The tally of ballots found 215 votes against and 191 in favor of union representation.
The election, sought by Teamsters Local Union No. 997, drew significant media attention because the facility would have been the first corporate-owned Coca-Cola bottling plant in the South to unionize. Approximately 400 employees were eligible to vote. The election was conducted by agents from the NLRB’s Fort Worth Regional Office during multiple voting sessions between 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday.