5,000 Anheuser-Busch brewery workers have voted to authorize a strike if their demands are not met in just about five weeks. Represented by the Teamsters, the vote by members was 99% in favor. The current contract expires on Feb. 29, and negotiations were ongoing until mid-November, when they were abruptly cut short. A dozen breweries in 11 states would be affected; brands include Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois. A crucial issue in the conflict for the union is eliminating a two-tiered health care plan. Another is securing guarantees of employment for the life of the contract.
Read the full story by Dave Jamieson for the HuffPost, published January 13, 2024, here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-a-teamsters-strike-is-brewing-at-anheuser-busch_n_65a29d01e4b06444b222f92a