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Peeps won’t be disappearing from shelves anytime soon.

Makers of the classic marshmallow Easter treat are back at work, after the union representing 400 striking workers at Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ended their work stoppage, according to The Associated Press.

The workers still remain without a new labor deal, however, according to the Allentown Morning Call, but are expected to resume their duties Friday.

Company officials have reported some progress on wages and health insurance, but both sides are still reportedly far apart on issue about a multi-employer pension plan that Just Born wants to drop for new employees, offering them a 401(k) retirement plan, according to the Morning Call.


The strike has lasted for almost four weeks, and came to the head as the company reportedly filed a company filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming the union violated a no-strike provision in its contract. The union has claimed that the contract had expired.

Talks are set to continue on Oct. 13.

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