Union workers at Hormel Foods plant in Austin reject contract offer

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Union employees at the Hormel Foods plant in Austin, Minn., are now working under a short-term contract extension, after voting last week to reject a long-term labor contract offer from the company.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663 represents about 1,700 meatpacking workers at the plant, where the previous contract ended earlier this month.

The union’s bargaining committee had recommended rejecting what it called a “final offer” from the company — and UFCW Local 663 said its members voted “overwhelmingly” against the company’s offer.

“It’s simply not good enough. We stand united and are willing to fight for more for our families and our community,” bargaining committee members said in a news release. “Hor...

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