Beer Distributors Strike: Delaware Valley Import Distributors Association and Teamsters Local 830 Reach New Contracts

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A union workers strike at three beer distributors in the Delaware Valley has ended, just in time for the July 4 holiday weekend.

The two sides have reached an agreement on a new, four-year employment contract, according to a joint statement released by the Delaware Valley Import Distributors Association and local Teamsters 830 on Saturday morning. .

“It’s a fair and comprehensive deal that includes substantial pay and benefits increases and enhanced flexibility. The agreement celebrates the hard work of drivers, warehouse/production workers and sales team, while highlighting the distributor’s ongoing commitment to their employees,” the statement read.

The strike affected Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Chester counties.

“It ensures beer flows during the 4th of July holiday, making it a happy day for the people of the Delaware Valley and the thousands of small businesses that rely on the beer industry for a living,” the joint statement continued. customary.

Teamsters Local 830 represents the thousands of drivers, warehouse/production workers, and sales/marketers in the beverage industry in the region.

The strike began on Sunday. Experts have previously told Action News that if it lasts longer than a week, there could be an impact on the availability of major US national brands.

The three affected companies distribute popular beers including Miller, Coors, Budweiser and White Claw products.

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