MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A strike by beer truck drivers in Minneapolis may make it hard for you to find your favorite beer.

Ninety-three drivers represented by Teamsters Local 792 are on strike.

They accuse J.J. Taylor Distributing of Minnesota of ignoring the safety concerns of workers.

“These are the guys that deliver their beer on a regular basis and they’re not asking for money, they’re not asking for big wages…what they are asking for is safety on the job,” said Teamsters’ Edward Reynoso.

He says J.J. Taylor Distributing wants to redo all its routes, combining keg and package deliveries.

He says the company calls it streamlining, the union considers it a safety issue.

“They are expected to pick up a 175 pound keg by themselves, and historically they’ve provided helpers and they’ve decided to change their whole delivery system to where these guys wouldn’t have these helpers,” Reynoso said.
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