Wells' Dairy Workers Vote On Contract

Workers at Wells’ Dairy in Le Mars, Iowa, maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, are voting on a new two-year contract offer.

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) -- Workers at Wells' Dairy in Le Mars are voting on a new contract offer.

Company spokesman Dave Smetter says the maker of Blue Bunny ice cream and the the Employees Committee of Le Mars, which represents workers, have a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract. Smetter says no details are being released at this time.

The Employees Committe of LeMars is an employee committee that represents about 1,400 hourly workers at the plant. The current three-year contract expires at the end of the year.

Voting on the proposed contract started Wednesday and continues through Friday.

In March, 56 percent of workers rejected a deal that would have trimmed about $5 million in pay and benefits out of the final year of the current pact.

New contract talks opened in September.

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