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NY Teamsters Ratify Contract With Phoenix Lobo Beverages


Local 812, Great Neck, N.Y., members working as beverage distributor drivers at Phoenix/Lobo Distributors have ratified a new, five-year contract. The terrific contract solidifies job security, pay increases, pension and medical protection.

John Ulrich, lead negotiator, and the local’s executive board spent four days going over the entire contract proposal with members. Handouts were issued in English and Spanish. The contract was approved by a 3-1 margin.

Ed Weber, president of Teamsters Local 812, said the executive board is extremely happy the company was able to rebound after suffering $30 million in damage from Hurricane Sandy last year. “We as the 812 executive board unanimously endorsed this contract proposal in its entirety and are happy to see the hardworking 812 members at Phoenix/Lobo achieve their goals and have five years of job security as well.”

“Congratulations to John and the rest of the agents on a job well done,” said Joe Vitta, secretary-treasurer of Local 812.

Phoenix/ Lobo Beverages employs over 400 Local 812 members and delivers products such as Heineken, Miller, Guinness, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Brewery, Newburgh Brewery, Polar Beverages, Snapple, Canada Dry, RC Cola and Diet Rite from Long Island, all of New York City through Westchester County all the way up to Columbia County in upstate New York.