Teamsters Ratify New Anheuser-Busch Contract

                 Teamsters Ratify New Anheuser-Busch Contract

Five-Year Agreement Provides Wage Increases and Job Security

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By a large majority,
Teamsters at Anheuser-Busch's breweries in the United States have voted to
ratify a new five-year agreement covering more than 4,500 workers, the union
announced today.

International Brotherhood Of Teamsters

"This new contract with Anheuser-Busch ensures that Teamsters will continue to
be the highest-compensated brewery workers in the United States," said Jim
Hoffa, Teamsters General President.

The contract is worth more than $2 billion in wages and benefits and it will
take effect immediately, providing wage increases retroactive to March 1,

"We listened to our members and negotiated the best contract possible with
wage and bonus increases, maintenance of excellent benefits and job security,"
said David Laughton, Director of the Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Workers

A-B Teamsters currently earn more than $70 per hour in total compensation –
wages, health, welfare and pension benefits. The new contract provides more
than $24,000 in additional wages and bonuses for the average employee over the
five-year contract term.

All 12 A-B breweries in the U.S. employ members of the Teamsters who brew and
bottle the brands produced by the company. The brewery locations are: Los
Angeles; St. Louis; Jacksonville, Fla.; Newark, N.J.; Houston; Fort Collins,
Colo.; Williamsburg, Va.; Cartersville, Ga.; Merrimack, N.H.; Fairfield,
Calif.; Columbus, Ohio; and Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more
than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and
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SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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