Bronx liquor stores are drying up due to a delivery strike

Bronx residents may not be able to drink up if a strike affecting local liquor stores continues.

Peerless Importers Inc., a major alcohol distributor to Bronx and other New York liquor stores, has been forced to cancel its deliveries. On October 31, many of the company?s truck drivers and warehouse workers walked off the job demanding higher wages. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, who represents the employees on strike, recently ironed out medical and pension plans with Peerless Importers.

Some store owners say their businesses are suffering and hope the strike will be resolved quickly. The president of the workers union says he is unsure when a settlement will be reached.

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