Union representative, Tim Spiering, says they want to avoid a strike, so they asked the company to temporarily renew the current contract. The company agreed and now the two sides have until April 21st to come to an agreement. "We're looking for a fair contract with the company that is both equitable for the employees and the community and the company," says Spiering.
The Bunge Milling plant manager declined to comment about the rejected proposal. The two sides already have two dates set to discuss a new contract. The union hopes to come to an agreement, so that striking doesn't become an option. They think their vote, Monday, sent a big message to the company.