April 12, 2017
Beer and Liquor Drivers Join Local 79
Delivery drivers working for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits in Ft. Myer, Florida, have voted to join Teamsters Local 79, Tampa. The majority of the 30-driver unit voted in favor of joining the union.
“Being a Teamster is going to make a big difference on the job for us at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits,” said Enrique Vasquez, a driver.
“We are working now with the Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits drivers to negotiate their first contract,” said John Sholtes, business agent at Local 79. “The priorities will be fair route assignments, fair pay and improved benefits.”
The Ft. Myer workers join over 64,000 brewery and soft drink workers in the U.S. and Canada who are members of the Teamsters Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference. Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.