Workers at Heaven Hill Distilleries are now walking the picket line after failing to approve a new contract with the company.
The members of UFCW 23-D began picketing at 11:59 p.m. Friday. Larry Newton, a union steward, said 96.1% of the members voted for the work stoppage.
According to a release from UFCW, the rejected contract “removes a cap on health insurance premium increases and would reduce take-home pay, cuts overtime, and drastically changes work schedules.”
Josh Hafer, a Heaven Hill Brands spokesman, said the contract voted down by the union was a five-year agreement.
Hafer said Heaven Hill plans on continuing to work with UFCW 23-D to come to an agreement on the workforce package.