Group calls for ‘fair’ vote on union for feedlot workers

 ED MERRIMAN

Baker City Herald

Out of concern for family ranchers who raise cattle for Country Natural Beef and the rights of employees at Beef Northwest feedlots, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is calling for United Farm Workers to support a free, fair and neutral vote on union representation.

"Our position is that a vote should be taken as soon as possible in a free, fair and non-threatening environment," David Leslie, executive director of Ecumenical Ministries said Sunday afternoon, following a Friday meeting in Portland with representatives of United Farm Workers and Country Natural Beef.

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