German beer and huge pretzels are a famous pairing, and among the starring attractions of Oktoberfest in Munich.
Apparently, the city’s NGG gastronomy union knows where its leverage lies. The labor group, representing nearly 50,000 members of the Bavarian bakers’ guild, has threatened to strike just in time for the beloved event.
According to TIME, talks stalled last week as the start date for the world’s largest beer festival looms on September 20. (A reminder for the uninformed: That’s not a typo; Oktoberfest doesn’t actually start in October.)