ConAgra workers to fight for their jobs

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Workers in the southern tier will be out in force on Thursday, fighting for their jobs.

ConAgra plans to shut down its Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia by February. When that happens, more than 400 jobs will be eliminated.

Labor unions and local leaders are calling on the food company to preserve some jobs, or help workers facing unemployment. They’ll be rallying Thursday at 5 p.m. at Barker Common in Fredonia.

The plants make private label products, including peanut butter, jellies and salad dressings.

In March, Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan said ConAgra’s decision will also impact local grape growers, which are one of Carriage House’s suppliers.

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