Big Meat Producer Agrees to $4M Payment to Settle Labor Claims

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Stephanie Paige Ogburn / Kung

Reprinted from The Washington Post by The Associated Press on November 15, 2018.

The US branch of the world’s largest meat producer will pay $4 million in back wages and other monetary relief as part of a consent decree settling allegations by federal labor officials.

The Greeley Tribune reports the US Department of Labor claimed in two actions that JBS USA discriminated based on race and gender against applicants for laborer positions at its facilities in Hyrum, Utah, and Cactus, Texas.

The company with US headquarters in Greeley, Colorado, has agreed to pay 12,625 class members at those facilities and hire 1,664 of the applicants.

It has also agreed to retain an independent workplace consultant to review and revise its hiring process. …

Washington Post 11/15

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