Months-Long Strike at Molson Coors Brewery in Fort Worth Ends, New Contract Deal Reached

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF News ) – A three month-long strike at the Molson Coors brewery in Fort Worth has ended as workers reached an agreement on a new, three-year contract.

Teamsters Local 997 announced the development on Wednesday but did not disclose specific details about the contract but did say it provides for higher pay, better benefits and the restoration of retiree health care.

Those issues were the sticking points that sparked union members to go on strike back in February.

“Our members never gave up, they pushed back on this company until they got a fair contract that recognizes their contributions. Teamsters don’t back down from a fight and we will always fight for what we deserve,” said Jeff Padellaro, Director of the Teamsters Brewery, Bakery, and Soft Drink Conference.

Some workers took to social media to celebrate the new contract.

Molson Coors said they’re relieved that the strike is over and operations can return to normal.

“We are pleased to have reached a three-year agreement with Teamsters Local 997 in Fort Worth. The contract is fair and equitable to our valued team members and to our Fort Worth operations, ensuring we continue to brew, package and ship the very best beers and beverages for our customers,” said Molson Coors Chief Communications Officer Adam Collins.

The Fort Worth brewery opened in 1969 and became the home of Miller Lite in 1975. The facility also produces other brands like Coors Light, PBR, Yuengling and Topo Chico.

According to the Molson Coors website, 520 employees work at the Fort Worth location.

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