Potential beer shortage ends with beer distributor/Teamsters deal


You won’t have to worry about running out of your brand’s favorite beers on the 4th of July. A new deal between local beer distributors and the Teamsters was announced on Saturday, FOX 29 reports.

“The beer will flow during the 4th of July holiday, making it a happy time for the people of the Delaware Valley and the thousands of small businesses that depend on the beer industry for their livelihood,” according to a joint statement. .

Teamsters Local 830 went on strike earlier this week, rejecting a contract proposal from the Delaware Valley Importers Distributors Association.

The picket lines were erected at Muller, Inc., Origlio Beverage in Philadelphia and Penn Beer in Hatfield.

The three combined companies distribute popular alcoholic beverages, including Miller, Coors, Budweiser and White Claw products.

But the week-long strike ended on Saturday when a new four-year contract was approved.

“It was a fight for economic fairness and a better quality of life for our members. I’m proud to say we achieved our goals and today’s overwhelming ratification by the members of Teamsters Local 830 is testament to the great gains we’ve made in this new four-year deal,” said Daniel Grace, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 830. .

Learn more about the settlement at FOX 29.


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