Federal Court Throws Out Dangerous Trump USDA Pork Line Speed Rule in Major Victory for Essential Meatpacking Workers

Source: UFCW Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) and Public Citizen announced a major victory for workers in America’s pork industry, with a federal district court in Minneapolis ruling that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines, [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:22+00:00April 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Poultry Workers, Already at Risk From COVID-19, Sue USDA Over Dangerous Line Speeds

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and five of its local unions represented by Public Citizen Litigation Group filed a federal lawsuit today to end U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers allowing poultry plants to increase production line speeds and further endanger workers already facing elevated risks [...]

2020-07-29T22:58:37+00:00July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Court Agrees That Workers’ Challenge to USDA’s Disregard for Their Safety in New Swine Inspection System Can Move Forward

Note: A Minnesota federal court on Wednesday largely denied the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) motion to dismiss claims brought by workers in swine slaughter plants challenging the agency’s “New Swine Inspection System.” That system eliminates limits on the maximum speed at which plants can operate their slaughter lines. The [...]

2020-04-03T20:23:47+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |
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