Louisville Courier-Journal: Heaven Hill Distillery reaches 5-year contract with union workers after weekslong strike

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By AYANA ARCHIE

Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery reached an agreement Saturday with local members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, weeks after more than 400 employees went on strike.

The new contract includes "key priorities, such as preserving affordable health care, increasing pay, maintaining overtime provisions and strengthening retirement security," UFCW local chapter 23D said in a statement. 

Company contributions to employees' health care plans will go up by 4.25%. Wages will increase by up to $3.09 per hour for the duration of the five years, and work hours will be capped at 40.

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