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Post date: 05/13/2014 - 15:04

Highlights of new Teamster contract with AB InBev

Here’s a summary of the new Teamster contract with AB InBev:

Term of Agreement: Five (5) years, commencing on March 1, 2014 and expiring on February 28, 2019.

Wage Increases: 40 cents/hour in year one, 50 cents/hour in year two, 50 cents/hour in year three, 50 cents/hour in year four and 50 cents in year five for all regular employees, apprentices, probationary employees and weekenders.

Ratification Bonus: $2,500 to all regular, active full-time employees, apprentices and probationary employees.

Here’s a summary of the new Teamster contract with AB InBev:

Term of Agreement: Five (5) years, commencing on March 1, 2014 and expiring on February 28, 2019.

Wage Increases: 40 cents/hour in year one, 50 cents/hour in year two, 50 cents/hour in year three, 50 cents/hour in year four and 50 cents in year five for all regular employees, apprentices, probationary employees and weekenders.

Ratification Bonus: $2,500 to all regular, active full-time employees, apprentices and probationary employees.

Annual Bonus Program: Beginning in 2015, the breweries will be ranked annually in one of four tiers. In March 2016 and in each subsequent March during the life of the contract, bonuses will be awarded to employees based on the tier rank of the employees' brewery for the previous year. Annual per employee bonuses will range from $615 with OT/DT (estimated using 2013 OT/DT average hours) to $3,473 with OT/DT (estimated using 2013 OT/DT average hours). All regular employees, apprentices and probationary employees shall receive the bonus payments.

Pensions: The current contribution rates shall be maintained throughout the contract.

Health and Welfare: All current benefits for active members, pre-age 65 retirees and post-age 65 retirees in the Company plans to remain the same through the end of calendar year (CY) 2014. After December 31, 2014, some small extra charges to workers for non-preventative services, Orthodontia benefits, cost share for pre-age 65 retirees and cost share for post-age 65 Retirees

Job security was maintained through renewal of Memorandum that the plants will continue to operate during the duration of the agreement.