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Former P-9’er calls for worker equality at Hormel shareholders meeting

For the 27th year, a former P9 worker called for changes to Hormel Foods Corp.’s business practices. Former ...

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A piece of Austin’s history

Twenty-five years ago this month, P-9 union workers at Hormel voted — by an overwhelming 1,261 to 96 ...

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A view from the strike’s front lines

On Aug. 2, the Herald sat down with Lee Bonorden, who covered the strike for the paper in ...

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A timeline of the Hormel strike

April, 12, 1986 — The Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Austin as a mediator. When he lands at Austin ...


P-9 proud, 25 years later

Inside the back door of a quiet and unassuming building, near the corner of 10th Street and Fourth ...

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‘American Dream’ still rings true today

Barbara Kopple recently received a letter that made her stop and smile.

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A look back

A look at the Hormel strike of 1985 through images that were published by the Austin Daily Herald ...

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P-9, Hormel reflect on strike

The following are statements sent by both the local P-9 and the Hormel Corporation, at the request of ...

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Former sheriff remembers time in the middle

For former Mower County Sheriff Wayne Goodnature, the Hormel strike of 1985 represents more than a labor dispute ...


Share Hormel strike stories with ADH

With the 25th anniversary of the 1985 Hormel strike approaching later this month, the Austin Daily Herald is ...