By CARRIE RUSBULDT
I am a concerned union worker at the Fredonia plant of Carriage House companies.
The article in the Dunkirk OBSERVER (Sept. 16) concerns me as my union president voiced a concern and village Mayor Steve Keefe made it look like it was an unfounded statement.
Everything that we have heard about Carriage House, whether it is about Dunkirk closing the pourables down or Buckner, Ky., building a new warehouse, mayonnaise plant and peanut butter lines being put in, it's of great concern to the workers at the Fredonia and Dunkirk plants of Carriage House.
If they were to close the doors on our jobs, you would have close to 250 people in our area out of work and looking for other jobs.
There is not that many jobs in our area right now as it stands and with NRG downsizing to the point of having a skeleton crew, making at least 200 more people that are skilled laborers go out and find new jobs in our area will be hard to do.
There wouldn't be enough jobs, so people would begin to leave this area to go find new jobs. So once again, you have people leaving our area and there has already been enough of that going on in the last 10 years.
There is one article in particular that concerns me greatly.
The last part of this article specifically states "Ralcorp will consolidate its existing cereal, pasta and snacks, sauces and spreads businesses into a single center-store private brand food company."
This is not an unfounded statement. You need to be aware that we are not taking these statements lightly. We would just like someone to be aware of what is being done right under our noses.
We want our jobs to stay right here in this area.
Carrie Rusbuldt is a Dunkirk resident.