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Surly management, employees reach agreement on union election process

Surly management, employees reach agreement on union election process Photo: Surly Brewing Company Facebook.

Kyle Brown
Updated: September 24, 2020 07:42 PM
Created: September 24, 2020 07:31 PM

Workers seeking to unionize at Surly Brewing Co. announced on Thursday they have reached an agreement with management on a union election process.

Surly employees announced their intent to unionize shortly before the brewery informed workers it would shutter its beer hall indefinitely starting Nov. 2. The union filed an unfair labor charge against Surly alleging the closure was a union-busting effort; that complaint has now been withdrawn, according to Thursday's announcement.

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"The union recognizes the financial and operational challenges Surly has faced since the start of the pandemic," the announcement states. "The union has withdrawn the unfair labor practice charge alleging that closing the beer hall was related to its organizing efforts."


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