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      • The Hormel strike that began 25 years ago, devastated Austin and transformed the workforce of the small city. The recession of the early 1980's increased competition among meatpackers around the country. Many smaller companies went under, others instituted wage cuts. By 1985, Hormel felt pressure to remain competitive.
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  2. History of the Hormel meatpackers strike | The Current

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    Aug 09, 2010 · The Hormel strike that began 25 years ago, devastated Austin and transformed the workforce of the small city. The recession of the early 1980's increased competition among meatpackers around the country. Many smaller companies went under, others instituted wage cuts. By 1985, Hormel felt pressure to remain competitive.

  3. History of the Hormel meatpackers strike | MPR News

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    Aug 09, 2010 · The Hormel strike that began 25 years ago, devastated Austin and transformed the workforce of the small city. The recession of the early 1980's increased competition among meatpackers around the...

  4. Our History | About | Hormel Foods

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    Hormel Foods is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures and markets high-quality, brand-name food and meat products globally. While we are over 125 years old, we are just getting started.

  5. Hormel Foods Corporation -- Company History

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    Hormel's history began when the company's founder, George A. Hormel, borrowed $500 in 1887 to form a retail meat market and pork packing business with his partner, Albrect Friedrich. Hormel established a powerful precedent when he refused to be complacent about their early success and pushed ahead with his plans to set up and operate a packing house.

  6. This Day in Labor Union History: November 10th, The Hormel ...

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    Nov 11, 2008 · Thursday, November 13 November 10th, The Hormel Meatpackers' Strike of 1933 I apologize for the untimely post. There was conflicting information about this strike, as it lasted for three days, from November 10th, 1933 to November 13th, and some listings suggested it started on the 13th.

  7. Hormel Strike, 1985–1986 | MNopedia

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    On August 17, 1985, about 1,500 Hormel Foods Corporation workers went on strike at the meat-processing plant at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Minnesota. The strikers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers’ Local P-9, cited a wage freeze, dangerous working conditions, and a wage cut as the reasons for the strike, which continued for thirteen months.

  8. Hormel - Wikipedia

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    Hormel Foods Corporation is an American company founded in 1891 in Austin, Minnesota, by George A. Hormel as George A. Hormel & Company. Originally focusing on the packaging and selling of ham, Spam, sausage and other pork, chicken, beef and lamb products to consumers; by the 1980s, Hormel began offering a wider range of packaged and refrigerated foods. The company changed its name to Hormel Foods in 1993. Hormel serves 80 countries with brands such as Applegate, Columbus Craft Meats, Dinty Moor

  9. The Hormel Strike Was Doomed - The Washington Post

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    February 16, 1986 THE HORMEL strikers blew it. The cause in the six-month strike of 1,000 meatpackers against the George A. Hormel Co. in Austin, Minn., may have been just. And their passion and...

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