On August 19, 300 workers at ConAgra Foods in Indianapolis ratified their first union contract. The workers are members of UFCW Local 700 and work in ConAgra’s bakery division.
The new three-year contract includes wage increases, more flexible leave policies, strong language protecting the rights of immigrant workers, a mutual agreement to evaluate hours of work to create a pathway for more stable hours and full-time jobs, and maintains healthcare benefits.
“The hard-working men and women at ConAgra bakery won their union earlier this year,” said UFCW Local 700 President Joe Chorpenning. “This first contract creates a more secure future and a better life for everyone in the plant.”