Back in business: Mott’s summer-long strike comes to an end

UFCW logoSince May, 305 Mott’s factory workers in Williamson, NY have been on strike to protect their wages and pension plans. And on Monday, they were able to put down their signs for the first time in three-and-a-half months. The strike is finally over.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union (UFCW) 220 signed a new contract on Monday with Mott’s, which is owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The new agreement restores wage levels, maintains affordable health care, and continues the pension plan.

The strike came about  after Dr Pepper Snapple imposed a $1.50 per hour wage decrease and other cuts on the workers. But the refusal of the workers to take the cuts while lying down, along with the efforts of hundreds of thousands of workers’ rights supporters (including all your help signing our letters and act.ly petition!), helped bring Dr Pepper Snapple back to the bargaining table. Now the workers will return to the job on September 20, making apple sauce and other sweet treats for American families.

Want to learn the history of the Mott’s strike and how it went down? Check out our blog coverage!

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