Texas Molson Coors brewery workers prepare to strike, potentially impacting several major beverage brands

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Unionized Fort Worth Molson Coors brewery workers authorized a onslaught connected Sunday, according to a section report. 

If approved by Teamsters Local 997 nationalist leaders, 420 workers will locomotion disconnected nan job, WFAA reported.

"We're moving to get backmost immoderate respect successful nan workplace," section treasurer Rick Miedema told nan TV position Sunday. "The institution has made grounds profits complete nan past respective years, and it's clip to springiness backmost nan dignity and respect to nan workers." 

The union is seeking salary raises, improved wellness attraction and status benefits for nan hundreds of workers who make, package and storage Molson Coors brews while maintaining nan brewery, a property merchandise connected Friday stated. 

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"Molson Coors negotiators person wasted clip connected insulting proposals and regressive offers contempt having months to scope a adjacent three-year agreement," nan property merchandise stated. It added that products coming retired of nan brewery see Topo Chico, Simply Pabst, Yuengling and different major beverage brands. 

Molson Coors' Fort Worth brewery opened successful 1969, according to nan company's website. It became nan "Home of Miller Lite" successful 1975. A truth expanse says 520 labor activity location for an mean costs of $36 an hour, and 8.2 cardinal barrels of beverages travel retired of nan installation annually.  

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That activity will travel to a screeching halt if nan onslaught happens, nan national says.

"The Molson Coors brewery successful Fort Worth will unopen down if a beardown caller statement is not reached, and nan executives of yet different greedy brew elephantine will person nary 1 to blasted but themselves," Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien said successful nan release. "Teamsters crossed nan brewery manufacture are opinionated shoulder-to-shoulder. It doesn’t matter if it’s Molson Coors, Anheuser-Busch, aliases anyone other — these corporations cannot support taking for themselves, shoveling money to Wall Street, and leaving nan workers who make nan products retired successful nan cold. Teamsters cognize nan worth of our labour and we are not acrophobic to withhold it to get nan statement we person earned."

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A institution spokesperson expressed optimism, saying to FOX Business via email that "a onslaught authorization ballot doesn’t needfully equate to a apt strike." He called nan move a procedural measurement and noted that nan 400 positive workers are connected nan occupation Monday. At nan aforesaid time, nan spokesperson made it known that nan institution is prepared for immoderate scenario.

"We made a beardown connection that exceeds local-market rates for akin unionized roles and we stay committed to reaching an statement that is adjacent to labor and nan Fort Worth brewery," Molson Coors’ main communications serviceman Adam Collins said successful nan emailed statement. "But we person beardown contingency plans successful spot and are good prepared for immoderate scenario. We deliberately built up supplier inventories crossed nan state successful caller weeks, our 5 different U.S. breweries person other capacity, and we are good equipped to guarantee that consumers will beryllium capable to bargain their favourite Molson Coors products."