More than 250 Sorrento Lactalis production and maintenance employees are back on the job after a two-day strike that started July 9 outside the Buffalo, New York, cheese plant. The employees that went on strike are members of the Teamsters Local Union No. 264, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, from Cheektowaga, New York. The issue was inferior terms for health care coverage.

Sorrento Lactalis responded to the strike – which idled roughly half of its workforce – by calling nonunion employees back from vacation to help keep the plant running. The company also said it could supplement its production with cheese from its biggest plant, located in Nampa, Idaho.

However, the two sides kept talking and came to an agreement in relatively short order. PD


—From Buffalo News