PCUN, the Oregon Farm Workers' Union, is trying to find a buyer to operate PictSweet mushrooms. 150 workers have signed a petition urging a sale, rather than closing the plant. The workers are convinced that the farm can be run safely and profitably. Pictsweet management reported in September that the farm had lost money for the last 3 years, and announced its intention to end operations at the farm, which employs 300 workers.|
PCUN sources say that the boycott of PictSweet mushrooms will continue until the owners recognize the union.
Sources: PCUN, Salem Statesman Journal