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Oklahoma Pork Processor Moves to Delay Court Ruling on Slaughter Speeds

May 5 2021 // U.S. pork processor Seaboard Foods wants to pursue a 10-1/2-month delay to a federal court decision that would force it to slow the speed of hog slaughtering at a massive Oklahoma pork plant, according to court...

How Meatpacking Plants’ COVID-19 Cases Hurt Counties

Apr 20 2021 // An estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases are attributable to meatpacking plants, resulting in $11.2 billion in economic damage, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of California, Davis. The study was...

Complaint Against Seaboard Puts Focus on Meat Industry’s Virus Response

Apr 19 2021 // A union complaint about whether Kansas-based Seaboard Foods’ Oklahoma meatpacking plant is doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus could test the industry’s response to the pandemic because the...

Final Settlements Inked in Delaware Poultry Plant Pollution Lawsuits

Apr 14 2021 // A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local...

Many Meatpackers, Other Food Workers Still Waiting for Vaccines

Mar 3 2021 // COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of U.S. meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened...

Democratic House Chairs Urge N95 Mask Requirement for Meatpacking Plant Workers

Mar 2 2021 // Key Democratic House Committee chairs asked the Biden administration to require N95 air filtration masks to protect against the spread of Covid-19 at meatpacking plants, prisons and other risky workplaces. The letter sent...

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