MillerCoors workers rally outside Eden plant

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EDEN, N.C. — Retired and current MillerCoors employees rallied outside the Eden plant in hopes of reversing the closure.

Teamster Union spokesman Vernon Gammon said workers are demanding answers and supporting documents that led to the decision to close in September 2016.

“We feel like if Congress subpoenaed the records it would show that this is one of the best facilities they have and this facility should not be closed,” Gammon said.

Some signs held by protesters read “MillerCoors it’s time for you to be honest with your employees” and “MillerCoors don’t be a Grinch at Christmas.”

Sen. Phil Berger was in attendance and announced he would do everything he possibly could to help.

“I think there’s some hope, but I think there’s a long shot. At this point, I think we not only need to think about what can be done to hopefully get Miller and InBev to agree to keep this facility open, but the other possibility is that they would work to help market the facility so we can transition to something else,” Berger said.

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