Union employees at Hartford Distributors Incorporated, an alcohol distributor in Manchester, have been locked out since June, but the company has agreed to end the lockout tonight, despite the lack of a contractual agreement, according to the union.
The contract between HDI and Teamsters Local 1035 expired on April 30 and the roughly 120 warehouse employees and drivers have been working under the terms and conditions of the prior contract, while working to negotiate new terms.
The contract that ended on April 30 was extended from 2013. The first time it was extended for two years. The second time, it was extended for one year.
The lockout will end at 9 p.m. and union employees and HDI will continue to work to resolve outstanding issues, according to Christopher Roos, of Teamsters Local 1035.