"The Soda Tax helps no one, and hurts many," said Danny Grace, of Teamsters Local 830. "The jobs that will be lost as a result of the tax on soda beverages will put hardworking men and women out of work. These are the same working families which keep Philadelphia commerce running. This tax must be stopped!"
At the June rally, Teamsters were joined by members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, community allies, and store owners while Coca Cola, Pepsi, Canada Dry trucks and Teamster 18-wheelers circled city hall and people held signs saying, "No More Taxes".
"This soda tax is a regressive tax that will hurt our industry," said Bill Hamilton, Teamsters International Vice President. "The issue has never been about health and we will all end up paying for this tax with the job losses that will occur if the mayor's soda tax is passed."
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