Union Bargaining for New Contract Since June
Members of Local 754 working at Bay Valley Foods in Pecatonia, Illinois, went on strike Sunday. TV news 23 reported that, "...the company is trying to move their jobs out of Pecatonia and into Iowa. They are also fighting for adequate pension and keeping their healthcare costs from going up."
Chuck Murdock, Assistant to the Trustee of Local 754 said, "We gave the company an offer that they could've accepted back in September. It was a reasonable offer. They rejected it. They chose to go down this road, knowing we'd go on strike. But they've been jamming contracts down these guy's throats for 8 years, and they're not gonna let it happen anymore."