Colorado Beef Plant Workers Vote To Strike

Colorado Beef Plant Workers Vote To Strike

Spencer, IA: (Jul 01, 2014) – Workers at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, Colorado have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike.

More than 99 percent of those who voted supported the strike action, according to a news release from the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

The roughly 3000 workers represented by the union have been in negotiations with Brazilian-owned JBS-SA since August of last year, working on a contract extension.
A union spokesman said health care remains the sticking point in the talks.

The company’s contract offer reportedly shifts millions of dollars of benefit costs unto workers. It also includes the company’s right to change, delete or modify health benefits without recourse or agreement by the union.

Both sides have agreed to continue the talks for the time being.

Local Headlines

in Local

Storm Boat Capsizing


No injuries were reported in a boat capsizing in Storm Lake ...

in Local

Grassley Visiting NW Iowa

Grassley-090507-18363- 0032

Senator Chuck Grassley will be holding eight town meetings in Iowa...

in Local

AVHF Named A Top CAH


Avera Holy Family Hospital Hospital deemed one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation...

in Local

Nursing Home Fined


North Lake Manor of Storm Lake has been fined more than $31,000...

in Local

Iowa Budget

dollar sign

Iowa's State Auditor Mary Mosiman is predicting the state budget will remain positive for the next 11 months...