Contract talks are always surrounded by threats, rhetoric, and assorted huffing and puffing.
On the eve of Philly Beer Week, there's been some hyperbole floating about a possible Teamsters strike against the city's big beer distributors. Delivery truck drivers for such giants as Origlio, Muller, and Penn are represented by Local 830.
Local 830's contract with the Delaware Valley Importing Distributors Association expires at 12:01 a.m. June 12 -- in the event's final weekend.
Beer customers (e.g. bar owners) served by the union drivers got this memo, headlined "Beer Contract Alert," from an attorney representing the distributors. It urges customers to stockpile beer in case of a strike.