|Hormel Local P-9
According to Kraut, Klinger, and Collins’ article, “Choosing the High Road,” in the 1980’s established a significant gap between the living wage and minimum wage. Both living and minimum wages have about a two dollar difference, as oppose the pervious years, and the difference is only increasing. In 1985, minimum wage was about three dollars and the living wage was around five; this was approximately at the time of the Hormel/P-9 controversy. Not only was the alteration between both living and minimum wages increasing but this was a time of high unemployment in the Midwest.
In the time of this remuneration downfall and unemployment, Hormel employees experienced drastic pay cuts. The reactions of Hormel employees were just a slight bit unfair and unjust to the employees, the company and consumers. However, some would think different. Such as William H. Wynn, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers, he felt the actions taking by the Hormel e...