UPDATE: (9:37 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27) – In response to the Local Teamsters Union press conference on Wednesday, Coca-Cola has shared the following response:

“We’ve continued to pay our valued West Virginia teammates despite a ransomware attack in December that disabled digital timekeeping for us and thousands of companies around the world.

While the third-party timekeeping vendor that suffered the attack is now in the process of coming back online, we must continue to manually record work hours for hundreds of teammates until these digital systems are fully restored.”

We realize this process may have resulted in some inconsistencies, but our teammates will be paid for every hour they’ve worked.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A local Coca-Cola union discussed the possibility of going on strike today.

This comes after a ransomware attack on the Coca-Cola Consolidated Bottling Company’s payroll system, Kronos. 13 News reported on Kronos in Dec. 2021, when the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office warned State employees about their payroll administration system being the subject of a ransomware attack.

Teamsters Local 175 talked about their issues with the company today. They say that the company failed to pay employees fairly at their five locations in West Virginia, including Charleston and Logan.

They say that Kronos is now shut down.