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Federal judge dismisses Turkish labor dispute lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of former Turkish transport workers that alleged Coca-Cola Co. of abuse and coercion of union organizers. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero...[said] that his court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case...The complaint alleges that management at Coca-Cola Icecek A.S., Coke's Turkish bottler, arranged for the Turkish Cevik Kuvvet, a branch of the Turkish police, to attack, gas and arrest workers and their families at a peaceful demonstration in July, to coerce them to quit organization efforts at Coke facilities.

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