(Austin, MN) — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says workers in four states have voted to ratify a new contract with Hormel. The union announced late last night that meatpacking plants in Minnesota, Georgia, Wisconsin and Iowa approved the contract. According to the union, employees will get raises between three and six-dollars an hour as well as increases in bereavement leave and pension and 401-K benefits. The contract will expire in four years. Hormel’s Austin, Minnesota plant employs about 17-hundred workers.