sometimes you have to boycott the things you love.

I am still kinda snotty and sick but getting better. Everyone around me is falling to this cold now -- roommate, student worker, coworkers, etc. Suckers.

Anyway, the reason I come to you now is to pass along this sad piece of information, brought to my attention via the always-interesting her jazz:

Boycott Yuengling Beer Products
From Daniel Grace, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 830


The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters has announced that it supports Teamsters Local 830 in its efforts to protect its members’ jobs and officially endorses Local 830’s boycott of Yuengling products.


On March 9, 2006, D.G. Yuengling & Son withdrew union recognition, declaring it would no longer continue negotiating with Teamsters Local 830 Mgmt. Yet, the contract between Teamsters Local No. 830 and D.G. Yuengling & Son did not expire until March 31, 2006. By these actions D.G. Yuengling & Son is jeopardizing the working standards, conditions and livelihoods of many hard-working Local 830 workers whose efforts and dedication have helped this local company achieve the national acclaim and success they now enjoy.

Several attempts by Local 830 management to resume good faith negotiations in hopes of coming to a fair and amicable agreement have been spurned by the beverage manufacturer.

Local 830 has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board, which are pending.


1) In support of those local 830 workers whose livelihoods are now in jeopardy because of this very serious situation, the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters is urging Philadelphia area union members, their families and supporters, as well as local tavern owners and liquor licensed establishments and all those who patronize these establishments, NOT TO PURCHASE the following Yuengling brands until further notice: Yuengling Premium Beer, Yuengling Light, Lord Chesterfield Ale, Dark
Brewed Porter, Traditional Lager, Light Lager, and Original Black & Tan.

2) Local 830 urges you to contact D.G. Yuengling & Son at the address and/or phone number below and express your support for the workers of Teamsters Local 830. Let them know you will not purchase or consume their products until they resume good faith negotiations with the Local, recognize the union, and demonstrate their willingness to maintain fair working conditions, wages and standards.

Yuengling Brewery
5th & Mahantongo Streets
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-4141

Additional information is available on the company web site at

3) FORWARD THIS MESSAGE to your fellow union members, family, friends, local taverns and liquor establishments, etc. and ask them to boycott Yuengling products and support Local 830 as well.

We thank you very much for your support!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when brewpubs and bars were focal points for working class organization and temperance movements were class warfare?

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:14 PM  
Blogger andybot said...

Heck, I'm old enough to remember when beer was what you drank with dinner even if you were 12 years old, because it wasn't contaminated like the water was!

12:00 AM  

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