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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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