The union members represent more than one-quarter of Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. workforce.
"If Anheuser-Busch executives can't negotiate a worker-respecting agreement, we'll see them on the streets," Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien stated Saturday.
On Feb. 29, the union's Anheuser-Busch contract ends. Teamsters said negotiations have halted since mid-November.
Over 99 percent of Anheuser-Busch Teamsters nationwide decided to strike on Saturday if the beer corporation fails to reach a fair agreement.
Teamsters Brewery, Bakery, and Soft Drink Conference Director Jeff Padellaro joined Local 469 in Newark.
If the parties can't agree on a new contract boosting salaries, protecting jobs, and securing benefits in 2024, workers could strike and shut down production.
"Under pressure from the Teamsters, the company reached tentative agreements to end tiered health care and restore retiree health benefits last month," claimed the union.