Union/ConAgra reach contract agreement at Trenton, Missouri plant

Union/ConAgra reach contract agreement at Trenton, Missouri plant

Union workers and ConAgra Foods have reached an agreement on a contract at the Trenton plant for four years, unless ConAgra decides to continue plans to close the plant before then.

If the plant closes, the contract would end. If another company takes over operations at the Trenton plant, the four year contract could remain in effect or be re-negotiated.

According to Jason Simpson, the president of Local 194g of the bakery, confectionery, tobacco workers and grain millers, also known as BCTGM, details of the contract were not released, Simpson said it’s retroactive to early March when a three-year agreement expired.

The contract that expired in early March had been extended to the end of May to provide time for considerations on what to do. Simpson indicated the union and ConAgra both made offers, and then a compromise was reached. The four-year agreement was ratified by the union last week.

ConAgra, in March, announced it anticipated it would begin to transition production lines at its Trenton plant around June of next year and close the facility in the early part of 2018.