Union workers at a Denison meatpacking plant who rejected a contract proposal Sunday from Farmland Foods have approved a new contract. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 440 and Farmland Foods have announce a new four-year contract which covers the 1,400 workers at the Denison pork-processing facility.

The contract includes a wage increase and outlines new "operating efficiencies" for the plant. The new contract was approved by 88 percent of the union’s members Thursday.