Breakthru Teamsters Overwhelmingly Reject Contract

Local 710 Members Prepare to Strike if Issues Aren’t Addressed

CICERO, IL | The Teamsters Local 710 distribution drivers at Breakthru Beverage overwhelmingly voted to reject their contract Friday morning and to approve a strike, 89 to 10.

The members were heard loud and clear: The employer immediately reached out to the Union and wants to sit down to go over the outstanding issues as soon as possible. The Union has agreed to sit down with the employer after meeting with the rank-and-file membership first.

Some of the biggest issues involve the overall treatment of the workforce, including concerns with the way the company uses temporary employees that work alongside the members as helpers.

Local 710 will conduct a meeting at the 710 Union Hall on Monday, May 9, 2022 with the Breakthru membership. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this very important meeting to review the issues and discuss the next steps in the process. Currently, members should continue to report to work and work as directed. Questions should be directed to Business Agents Bernie Sherlock and Simon McNamara.

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