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Scores of farm workers,
activists march on Ben & Jerry´s

Associated Press, by Wilson Ring

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 6/17/2017 2:09:45 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday on a Ben & Jerry´s factory to push for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk for the ice cream maker that takes pride in its social activism. Protesters said Ben & Jerry´s agreed two years ago to participate in the so-called Milk with Dignity program, but the company and worker representatives have yet to reach an agreement. "We can´t wait any more. We are going to pressure them and see what happens," said Victor Diaz, a Mexican immigrant now working on a farm in Vergennes.

They want ´a living wage´ to milk the cows.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cThree, 6/17/2017 2:20:06 PM     (No. 11289632)


How can this be?! Ben and Jerry are both liberal! I mean really, really liberal.

Ben Cohen especially was a flake before Snowflakes were discovered.

This is rich. Not as rich as Ben and Jerry, maybe, but rich. Sweet, too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hpmatt, 6/17/2017 2:22:11 PM     (No. 11289635)

Ben & Jerry screwing the local working democrat voters - I am shocked...

Still time for these guys to vote Trump in 2020! Liberal democrats are holding the working peons down...MAGA!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/17/2017 2:27:00 PM     (No. 11289638)

Bargaining for 2 years and still no agreement, sounds like communists fooling the workers. Someone needs to send the old commies, Ben and Jerry, The Art of the Deal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mamafrog, 6/17/2017 2:33:22 PM     (No. 11289644)

When I eat ice cream I don´t eat Ben & Jerry´s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zzzghy, 6/17/2017 2:50:05 PM     (No. 11289655)

Looks like the foot´s on the other hand now, eh, clownies?

This is funny. It won´t go anywhere, but it´s funny.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 6/17/2017 2:51:16 PM     (No. 11289658)

Hey, Ben & Jerry, have a big bite of liberalism fellas.....LOL

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 6/17/2017 2:55:45 PM     (No. 11289660)


So they will push for fair wages and housing. Ben and Jerry´s already charge stratospheric prices for their products. If their costs go up they will find themselves priced out of the market. Lots of luck for those farm workers without jobs then.

Progressives fill people´s heads with ridiculous, uncompetitive, and unrealistic trash. The people want what they are promised but over time the business either dies or replaces labor with machines that don´t care how they are treated and don´t need housing at all. Either way, the workers lose jobs. Look at the state of the uncompetitive US auto industry.

Ice cream isn´t a necessity but some silly people are already paying double for B&J. Some are probably dumb enough to go for triple the cost to keep their status symbol but many will not.

Good luck with your nice progressive little ice cream plant.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: danvillebill, 6/17/2017 3:02:52 PM     (No. 11289662)

If I´m going to pay for overpriced ice cream it will be Häagen-Dazs...never B&J.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 6/17/2017 3:21:40 PM     (No. 11289672)

Leftists always end up eating their own....with a couple of scoops of Cherry Garcia, it looks like!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kristen, 6/17/2017 3:52:08 PM     (No. 11289695)

If their prices go up, Ben & Jerry will lose business. Their ice cream is not that good. Our family busy other brands.

BTW, in two mystery novels I read recently (neither very good), Ben & Jerry´s was mentioned several times for no reason. Maybe they are paying for product placement in novels?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: watashiyo, 6/17/2017 4:15:06 PM     (No. 11289704)

I have my ice cream at Mac. I´m saving for my retirement.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 6/17/2017 4:48:30 PM     (No. 11289729)

Hmm. The peasants are revolting, both figurally and literally!!! Couldn´t happen to a better bunch of lefties!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 6/17/2017 4:49:38 PM     (No. 11289731)

Hmm. The peasants are revolting, both figuratively and literally!!! Couldn´t happen to a better bunch of lefties!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 6/17/2017 4:51:48 PM     (No. 11289735)

*Sorry for the double post. My phone burped when I was trying to correct the spelling of a word. Blasted auto-correct!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 6/17/2017 4:55:23 PM     (No. 11289737)

Hee hee. Ben and Jerry, like all Bernie socialists, want socialism only if they themselves get to stay rich.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: alliecat, 6/17/2017 5:04:01 PM     (No. 11289743)

Stopped buying them years ago....but as a former dairy farmer, now I would NEVER ever buy them. Yuck.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 6/17/2017 5:39:59 PM     (No. 11289765)

Ha Ha! Schadenfreude!

Socialism is for the peasants, not for the Socialists.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Omen, 6/17/2017 6:29:39 PM     (No. 11289806)

Looks like it´s time for "climate change" at B&J.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 6/17/2017 6:58:47 PM     (No. 11289827)

I have never had any of their ice cream. It wasn´t a protest on my part, just never did. looks like I had better get around to it before they are gone. This won´t work for them this time. It looks like they have to win the war - beat the milkers - or get priced out of the market. that goes against their liberal corporate image of lefty activism and that will spread. May take time, so I´ve time yet to try their product.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Donna M, 6/17/2017 8:10:56 PM     (No. 11289867)

Everyone, Unilever owns Ben & Jerry´s. The socialists sold out to Big Eurobusiness years ago.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 6/17/2017 9:04:09 PM     (No. 11289905)

I´m confused. Ben & Jerry´s buys milk for 80 different dairy farmers. Why don´t the workers protest against their employers? A fair wage is what someone is wiling to pay for the labor. Are they being forced to work on a dairy farm?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/17/2017 9:22:00 PM     (No. 11289913)

Its easy to make your own ice cream without all the chemicals and junk. Ben and Jerry´s is yukky tasting stuff - to me anyway!!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dirtyjersey, 6/17/2017 9:36:28 PM     (No. 11289924)

I´ve been visiting Vermont for 20+ years. I´ve als tkarn the Ben and Jerrys tour at least 4 times. Every time, the propaganda gets stronger, and the number of employees on the assembly line goes down. The tour, btw, is almost useless.

They talk a great game, but Unilever has definitely done its best to squeeze every nickel out of this very corporate brand.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Memphis, 6/18/2017 12:05:56 AM     (No. 11290002)

You know those liberals are screwing everybody in sight and laughing all the way to the bank.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 6/18/2017 12:12:04 AM     (No. 11290005)

Ben and Jerry do not control their namesake company. In fact, they haven´t for many years. They sold out to corporate America just like some many other high minded businesses. Yawn.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rolfnader, 6/18/2017 9:50:05 AM     (No. 11290226)

Watch for "Moomer´s" ice cream. Voted America´s best a couple of years ago. About a mile down the road. No wonder I´m getting so fat.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/18/2017 12:06:42 PM     (No. 11290409)

Who´d want to eat socialist ice cream from BenDover and Jerry? Beyond overpriced, too.

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