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Teamsters Union 135 authorizes strike against Sysco, likely impacting food distribution

INDIANAPOLIS — The Teamsters Local 135 Union has voted to stage a strike against Sysco Indianapolis.

The vote was held on March 12 in response to failed negotiations over new terms for a contract between the global food distribution company and warehouse workers and drivers in Indianapolis.

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Sysco Indianapolis’ contract with Teamsters Local Union 135 expired on March 3 and no agreement could be reached on terms for a new contract.

Sysco’s Indianapolis distribution center employs over 150 teamsters. The center is responsible for providing equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries.

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Teamsters Local Union 135 says that Sysco has rejected every proposal centered on improving wages and benefits.

As reported by WTTV CBS4Indy