Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dairy Barn to Close its Final Store



Thank You, Dairy Barn

This month the last Dairy Barn will close its doors on Long Island. At one point the Long Island convenience chain had 64 stores and was home to over 600 union jobs. The stores were distinguished by their drive-through feature and red barn appearance with a small red silo.

Chris McWade, one of the last 
Full-Time Dairy Barn employees, 
working before the company closes
 its doors on December 14th
Our union has had a long history representing the strong membership at this unique chain since the early 1960’s, even our Secretary-Treasurer, Tony Speelman, began his career there working as a Clerk. During the last decade the company slowly closed stores after sales began to decline.

“This is a disappointing end of an era, that especially hits home for me,” said Tony Speelman, “I want to thank all of the wonderful men and women who worked at Dairy Barn and whom we have had the pleasure of representing.” The last Dairy Barn is located in Farmingdale and is scheduled to close on December 14, 2014. So stop by and say farewell to one of the last of its kind.

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