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57,000

The number of workers who are employed at wineries in the U.S.

3,500

The number of workers who are employed at whiskey and bourbon distilleries in the U.S.

5,000

The number of hard-working women and men that the UFCW represents under contract in the distillery and wine industry.

Quality. Commitment. Tradition.

The Distillery, Wine and Allied Workers Division represents workers in the production, sales, and warehouse distribution of spirits and wine concentrated in the Northeast, Southeast, and West Coast of the United States.

Our members are experts in their fields in this growing industry and produce a variety of quality wines and spirits, including Jim Beam whiskey and E & J Gallo, Mondavi and Constellation brand wine products. Because they have a union contract, our members earn significantly better wages and benefits than nonunion workers in this industry. On average, union workers’ wages are 22 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.

The Distillery, Wine and Allied Workers Division has a proud history of negotiating strong contracts for the hard-working women and men in this industry that include wage increases, comprehensive and affordable health care, equal pay for equal work, and maintenance of workplace safety.

You can get more information about the Distillery, Wine and Allied Workers Division here.

Issues facing distillery and wine workers

Better wages and benefits

Better wages and benefits

Union workers earn 13% more than nonunion workers, here’s how we do it.

Access to affordable health care

Access to affordable health care

94% of union workers are covered by high-quality workplace healthcare.

Equal rights and workplace diversity

Equal rights and workplace diversity

Union contracts provide additional rights that help makes sure you have a fair playing field for success at work.

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