If you live in the Delaware Valley, you better start stocking up on beer, because Local 830, the major union for beer delivery and warehouse distribution is on strike. If this lasts longer than a week there could be a major beer shortage in time for 4th of July:
NO BEER FOR PHILLY.
Teamsters Local 830 is striking at Muller, Origlio, and Penn Distributors. They carry most domestic beers like Miller, Coors, and Bud. NONE of the distributors are making deliveries because of the strike. @6abc pic.twitter.com/nc1Gxemzpw
— Beccah Hendrickson (@Beccah6abc) June 20, 2022
“Teamsters Local 830 – which represents thousands of drivers, warehouse/production workers and sales/marketing personnel in the regional beverage industry – went on strike Sunday against the Delaware Valley Importing Distributors Association, which includes Penn Beer Sales and Service, Origlio Beverages and Muller, Inc.
If the strike continues for more than a week, experts say consumers will likely see an impact on the big American national brands.
The three companies distribute popular beers including Miller products, Coors, Budweiser, and White Claw.
The strike impacts Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Chester counties.”
And listen, I’m pro union, but you know what I like after a 12-hour shift? A good beer:
“Compensation is always an issue, but what’s particularly problematic is the beverage companies’ proposed hours of work for our members — 12-hour shifts for five or six consecutive days,” said Teamsters Local 830 Secretary-Treasurer Daniel H. Grace in a statement. “That’s excessive.”
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