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    Default Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — ConAgra Foods, one of the largest employers in Chautauqua County, says it plans to close two plants on the southern tier by early next year, a move that would put more than 400 people out of work.

    ConAgra bought the Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia from Ralcorp in November 2012. Union officials say since then, ConAgra has cut back production at the former Red Wing plant in Dunkirk and closed the Petri baked goods facility Silver Creek, and they could see the writing on the wall.

    Union president Tom Dickerson said, “I think they bought us just to shut us down.”

    Company officials told employees Wednesday that as each unit is closed down individually, the equipment will be shipped out to other ConAgra plants, including new facilities in Kentucky.

    “They claimed it was efficiencies and things like that, and they would be better served to run the products at different facilities, such as Buckner, Kentucky,” Dickerson said.

    Both plants are expected to close by February 2015, and union officials expect cuts to begin in September. The plants make private label products, including peanut butter, jellies and salad dressings.

    Senator Charles Schumer says he’s furious about the closings, saying the suddenness of the announcement never gave local officials a chance to keep the plants open.
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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    Just another move by Corporate America to keep beating on the workers.. Con Agra is on my list of companies whose food I avoid.. They don't care about their employees and they don't care about their consumers..

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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    The message is clear , they never even met with anyone to discuss maybe a tax break or something to make them stay , it was there plan from the start to close down the plant and move to Kentucky for cheap labor .
    The unions should start organizing in Kentucky to make it a union plant down there

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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by UNION 282 View Post
    The message is clear , they never even met with anyone to discuss maybe a tax break or something to make them stay , it was there plan from the start to close down the plant and move to Kentucky for cheap labor .
    The unions should start organizing in Kentucky to make it a union plant down there

    That would be the smart thing to do, but knowing the south, even if the workers tried to organize, the politicians would stick their noses in it and stop it.

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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    That would be the smart thing to do, but knowing the south, even if the workers tried to organize, the politicians would stick their noses in it and stop it.
    I would love to say your wrong , but you and I both know your correct

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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    I don't think that Kentucky is a RTW state but I do remember that UPS logistics got a lot of work moved to Kentucky about ten years ago.. Same thing union manufacturing and distribution lured by cheaper labor..Although they kept a small office and some work here what I was told it was because of the labor expense..Twenty plus an hour up in New York Seven in Kentucky.. Why worry about jobs going overseas when we are our own worst nightmare....

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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    The Pay and Benefits Package or should I say lack of it , in the south is just like working in some foreign countries

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    Default Re: Con-Agra Foods Shuts 2 N.Y. Union Plants To Move To Kentucky

    Workers at Conagra's Louisville plant reject labor contract

    Several years later the story continues........
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – About 265 union workers who make McGriddles and other frozen foods at Conagra Brands Inc.'s east Louisville plant rejected a proposed labor contract on Wednesday, teeing up a possible strike in coming months.

    Conagra's proposal would have resulted in higher health insurance costs while failing to address workers' concerns about forced overtime and double shifts, said John Stovall, president of Teamsters Local 783, the union representing the plant’s line workers.
    https://www.wdrb.com/in-depth/worker...21e34f6ae.html

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