UFCW Wins Big Election At National Beef In Dodge City.

Employees at the National Beef Packing Co. plant in Dodge City, Kan., have voted in favor of union representation in a two-day secret-ballot election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.

The tally of ballots, released early Saturday, was 1,292 in favor of representation by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and 824 opposed, the NLRB said.

If no objections are filed within seven days of the tally, the union will be certified as the representative of a bargaining unit of about 2,600 employees in production and maintenance, shipping and receiving, grounds keeping and the warehouse.

National Beef Packing is one of the largest beef packers in the country, with plants in Dodge City and Liberal, Kan., and Brawley, Calif. Its majority owner is U.S. Premium Beef, a marketing company owned by beef producers in several states, including Nebraska.


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