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Amoroso Truck Drivers Return to Work

Union workers at Philly’s favorite bread company went on strike overnight, but will be back to delivering Monday night.

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    Amoroso Truck Drivers Return to Work
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    Union workers picket the Amoroso Bakery on 55th and Baltimore.

    After going on strike Sunday night, Amoroso truck drivers are scheduled to return to work Monday night,  Teamsters Local 463 president Bob Ryder told the Inquirer.
     
    The union workers went on strike early Monday morning, picketing the bakery on 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philly.

    Ryder says that Lenny Amoroso informed all drivers that they must purchase their routes. As of midnight, he told all the workers that did not buy their routes that they were done and that he was going to sell the routes to independent operators.

    "He's holding these guys hostage. You buy a route, you buy a job or you don't have a job," Ryder told NBC Philadelphia of Amoroso.

    After releasing a statement on the matter, Amoroso was granted a federal injunction barring pickets from stopping trucks. The Inquirer reports that Amoroso says the strike is illegal because it took place before the labor contract expires.

    Ryder tells the Inky that the return to work is pending talks in court on Tuesday.