News : UFCW 951 Stands With Four Roses Bourbon Workers

UFCW 951 Stands With Four Roses Bourbon Workers

9/14/2018 4:00:00 AM

While thousands gather in Bardstown, Ky., this week to celebrate the current bourbon boom at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, workers at Four Roses distillery and bottling facilities are standing together to ensure that all members of the Four Roses family earn equal benefits for their hard work. The hardworking men and women who craft Four Roses bourbon made the difficult decision to go on strike on September 7th.

For more than two months, company officials at Four Roses have failed to negotiate a fair contract with their union employees. The company has been pushing to implement a two-tier system that would reduce benefits for new employees, even as the company invests $55 million in expanding the distillery to keep up with global demand for Four Roses bourbon.

On September 7th, Four Roses workers across three unions took the extraordinary step of voting to strike if the company would not come to an agreement that set a single standard for all employees.

We stand by our union brothers and sisters from Four Roses Bourbon and hope you will too. Sign the petition at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/will-you-stand-with-four-roses-bourbon-workers/ and find alternatives to their bourbon until they've reached a fair agreement.