A popular upstate
beer brewery is under a Teamsters boycott. Calling for the boycott is Daniel
Grace, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 830. Backing up the boycott is the
Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters.
Grace called for the
boycott following an action by D.G. Yuengling & Son last March withdrawing union
recognition, declaring it would no longer negotiate with Teamsters Local 830
Yuengling made the
move three weeks before its contract was to expire with Local 830.
Grace said, “That
action by D.G. Yuengling & Son jeopardized the working standards, conditions and
livelihoods of many hard-working Local 830 workers whose efforts and dedication
have helped this local company achieve the national acclaim and success they now
Several attempts by
Local 830 management to resume good-faith negotiations in hopes of coming to a
fair and amicable agreement have been spurned by the beverage manufacturer.
Local 830 has filed
charges with the National Labor Relations Board, which are pending.