US: Anheuser-Busch guarantees no closures for five years
Anheuser-Busch has promised its workers in the US that its breweries in the country will not be closed in the next five years.
The guarantee, announced yesterday (6 November) by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, represents the first agreement between A-B and the workers' representative body since InBev's proposed acquisition was unveiled earlier this year.
The assurance covers A-B's 12 breweries in the US.
"American-made beer, especially a hallmark brand such as Anheuser-Busch, needs to succeed in America," said Teamsters' general president, Jim Hoffa. "Our members, by ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement, will be a critical reason for that success."
The Teamsters organisation represents 6,500 workers at A-B's breweries across the US.
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