Aunt Millie's Bakeries Strike Ends

September 16, 2009
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Teamsters Union workers began a strike against Aunt Millie’s Bakeries returned to work.

Teamsters Union workers began a strike against Aunt Millie’s Bakeries returned to work.

Route sales representatives, loaders and merchandisers who went on strike against Aunt Millie’s Bakeries earlier this month have approved contracts and returned to their jobs.

On Sept. 11,Teamsters local number 580 in Lansing, Mich., and local 154 in Jackson, Mich., approved a contract with the company. They returned to work the following day. Likewise, on Sept.13, Teamsters local 51 in Detroit approved their contract and returned to their jobs the next day, the company noted in a statement.

Some 120 employees from Aunt Millie’s sales branches in Dearborn, Mt. Clemens and White Lake, Mich., went on strike on Sept. 3 while 100 sales representatives from Aunt Millie’s sales branches in Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing and Temperance, Mich., had gone on strike on Sept. 4, according to the company.

Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, which is based in Fort Wayne, Ind., produces bread and bakery products that are distributed throughout the Midwest. The company employees 1,700 people, of which about 65% are union members.

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