Pennsylvania Mission Foods workers organize, fight and win a first collective bargaining agreement
Workers at Mission Foods in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania have voted to approve a 3-year collective bargaining agreement and officially join United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1776 following union organizing efforts dating back to 2006.
In 2017, the workers in Pennsylvania were fighting for a first collective bargaining agreement. Management fought workers' efforts by hiring union avoidance consultants, harassing union activists and holding non-productive collective bargaining negotiations.
"The goal is to better the lives of working people throughout [the United States]. The Mission Foods workers are a great example of what standing together and fighting for a voice can achieve. These workers are an inspiration and will motivate others to speak out and fight for better wages, working conditions, and respect," said Local 1776 Union President Wendell Young, IV.
This effort was supported by IUF affiliates and their members including AMWU Mission Foods workers in Australia who expressed their unanimous support to their sisters and brothers across the globe in the United States.