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Post date: 07/11/2011 - 14:21

Union threatening strike at Budweiser distributor Dayton Ohio USA

Teamsters at a Dayton beer distributor are threatening to walk off the job after contract negotiations broke down, the Dayton Business Journal reported.

The union is accusing Heidelberg Distributing Co.bizWatch , which handles a variety of products made by Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), including Budweiser beers, of breaking off negotiations and implementing a wide range of changes, including eliminating retiree health-care benefits for longtime employees, the paper reported.

Teamsters at a Dayton beer distributor are threatening to walk off the job after contract negotiations broke down, the Dayton Business Journal reported.

The union is accusing Heidelberg Distributing Co.bizWatch , which handles a variety of products made by Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), including Budweiser beers, of breaking off negotiations and implementing a wide range of changes, including eliminating retiree health-care benefits for longtime employees, the paper reported.

“Coca-Cola, Miller and PepsibizWatch are willing to pay their employees the industry standard for the beverage market and provide them with decent benefits,” Varney Richmond, president of Teamsters Local 957, said in a statement. “Budweiser’s distributor needs to stop being greedy and step up to the plate.”