FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2023
Austin, MN –United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 663 union members at Hormel reached a tentative agreement last night on October 4.
The details of the tentative agreement are being shared with union members first in membership only meetings that will be held over this weekend.
The UFCW Local 663 union bargaining committee issued this statement:
“We unanimously recommend this tentative agreement to our fellow union members at Hormel. We are grateful for the strength our coworkers showed throughout this bargaining process to keep our voices heard. When we show up for each other, we see each other, and only together will we succeed because we are a union.”
Workers will vote to ratify the contract on Monday, October 9. Results will be tallied, verified and shared with members that evening, then with the public.
UFCW Locals 663 (Austin, MN), 1996 (Atlanta, GA), 1473 (Beloit, WI), and 1155 (Algona, IA) bargained together as a supply chain bargaining with Hormel. Each location has a Hormel plant. Austin, MN is the largest plant with over 1700 employees.
UFCW Locals 663, 1996, 1473, and 1155 members voted in September to reject Hormel’s final offer. Bargaining resumed earlier this week.
UFCW Local 663 represents more than 17,000 hard-working essential retail, meat packing and processing, food preparation and manufacturing, healthcare, and other workers in Minnesota. We strive to improve the lives of our members and of all working families by fighting for economic, political, and social justice in our workplaces and communities. UFCW Local 663 is part of the 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.
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