The Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union ended another successful work stoppage when members at Local 85, who work at the Corn Nuts plant in Fresno, Calif., voted to accept their new collective bargaining agreement in late October. Approval of the contract ended the union’s strike at the Hormel-owned Corn Nuts production facility which began on August 15, 2022.
In commenting on the ratification, BCTGM International President Anthony Shelton states, “Our striking members at the Corn Nuts plant courageously stood their ground and sacrificed so much in order to achieve a fair contract.”
The new agreement will improve the workers’ health insurance plan while maintaining reasonable costs for BCTGM members and their families.
“Our entire Union commends and thanks the Corn Nuts members who stood strong and undeterred in this fight. The BCTGM has shown, once again, that this Union will do whatever it takes, make any sacrifice, take on any employer or adversary in order to preserve the rights of our members and maintain a high standard of living for BCTGM families,” concludes Shelton. ■