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January 26, 2017
Jim Beam Workers Have Each Other’s Backs
In October, UFCW Local No. 111D members who work at Jim Beam distilleries in Clermont and Boston, Kentucky were in the middle of negotiating for a new contract. They loved working at Jim Beam but had reported regularly working 80 hour weeks, injuries on the job, and a lack of job security.
By standing together and speaking out, Local No. 111D got support from the community and eventually their employer. Jim Beam agreed to a new contract with the workers that would stop relying on temporary workers and hire more full-time workers who could keep up with demand for the product. For members of Local No. 111D, this victory meant less overtime and most importantly, more time with their families.