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Visitors look at lager tanks at Anheuser-Busch brewery

Visitors looks at lager tanks in the Beechwood Aging Cellars during a tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery Thursday July 12, 2018 in St. Louis. The cellars are kept to a constant 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Photo by Ryan Michalesko, rmichalesko@post-dispatch.com

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters ratified a five year agreement with workers at Anheuser-Busch breweries across the United States. 

Eighty-eight percent of employees voted in favor of the contract and 12 percent voted against, with 63 percent of members voting, the union said Tuesday. 

The contract covers more than 4,400 workers at 12 facilities across the U.S., including St. Louis, the brewer's North American headquarters.  

Workers get increases of $2.50 per hour, improvements to retirement security and a $4,000 bonus.

“This contract provides our members at Anheuser-Busch with the solid wages, excellent benefits and job security they deserve,” Teamsters general president Jim Hoffa said in a statement. “Our members work hard to make this company successful, and this contract recognizes their hard work.”