On Oct. 11, members of UFCW Locals 663, 1155, 1473 and 1996 who work for Hormel Foods in Minnesota, Georgia, Wisconsin and Iowa ratified a new contract that includes a history-making wage increase.
“Our members who work at Hormel Foods locations in Minnesota, Georgia, Wisconsin and Iowa voted today to ratify a contract that includes the largest wage increase in the company’s history,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement. “In addition to gaining hourly wage increases of $3 to $6 an hour, the new contract nearly doubles bereavement leave, protects health care coverage, and increases both pension and 401(k) benefits.”
“This critical victory could not have happened without the hard work and solidarity of our members across four Local Unions,” Perrone added. “Today proves that when workers stand together and make their voices heard, they win. While we celebrate this historic and much-deserved victory, the work will continue. We will dedicate ourselves to enforcing this contract and ensuring that Hormel lives up to their commitments over the next four years.”