YOU NEVER MESS WITH A MAN'S BEER!! Why would anyone on earth think that taking away someone's beer was a good idea?! That is what we are asking after Labatt said that they would be getting rid of their free beer policy for retired employees. WHAT?!?! Who came up with this idea?
Union president Jim Stirr said that this policy was a small way to show employees thanks for all of their years of service. The company said that the reason they are canceling it related to the overall "rising cost of maintaining a full benefits package, including health care coverage for retirees.”
Your costs rise. We get it. But when your profits continuously rise, a couple cases of beer shouldn't hurt too much. With pensions and benefits always the first things to go when costs get cut, it would be nice to see something as marginal as a can of beer stay in the budget. Who knows, though. Maybe profits will go up more if you decide to keep the stipulation of free beer! Hooray! Beer!