By Harvey Hoffman
A new agreement between local beer distributors and their workers was reached today just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
Teamsters Local 830 went on strike earlier this week after rejecting a proposed contract from the Delaware Valley Importers Distributors Association.
Picket lines went up at three big beer distributors: Muller, Inc. and Origlio Beverage in Philly and Penn Beer in Hatfield in Montgomery County. All three companies distribute Miller products, Coors, Budweiser, and White Claw.
The nearly week-long strike came to an end when both the union and association came to an agreement on a new, four-year labor contract.
“This was a fight for economic fairness and a better quality of life for our members. I am proud to say we’ve achieved our goals and today’s overwhelming ratification by the Teamsters Local 830 membership attests to the great gains we’ve realized in this new four-year agreement,” said Daniel Grace, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 830.