Four Roses Bourbon workers win strike, reject two-tier system
Lawrenceburg, KY – On Sept. 21, Four Roses Bourbon workers ended a two week strike and successfully prevented the creation of a two-tier system at their workplace. The strike came after workers rejected a concessionary contract offered by the company. Over 50 workers were involved with the work stoppage and are represented by UFCW Local 10D, UFCW Local 23D and NCFO Local 320.
The proposed two-tier system would have prevented new hires from gaining and using sick time like current employees do, instead only offering them short-term disability. With the new tentative agreement, employees would be offered a choice of the current sick time system or short-term disability. The tentative agreement received unanimous union board approval.