Wells’ Dairy workers are deciding whether to approve changes in their contract this week. About 1,500 of the Le Mars dairy’s employees are voting today and tomorrow on pay and benefit changes that could save the company $5-million.
The changes were negotiated by the ice cream maker’s managers and an employee committee and were presented to workers at informational meetings last week. Details of the proposed changes have not been released by the dairy or its employee group, the United Dairy Workers.
Wells’ Dairy last month asked the employee group to make changes in the contract as part of a move to control costs to meet the dairy’s financial goals.