16 August 2006

Pittsburgh Brewing Company seeks Labor concessions

The Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City beer, is asking a bankruptcy judge to though out their labor agreement, saying that concessions are needed to help the company get out of Chapter 11. Without the concessions, they say, they will have to close the brewery and have their flagship brand brewed by an out of state brewery. The brewery wants its employees to take a 10 percent wage cut that would remain in place for two years after the company emerges from bankruptcy, requested that workers to begin paying 12.5 percent of health care premiums, and cap vacation time at four weeks.

posted by hiikeeba at 10:46


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