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2 November 2005

Lakeside Packers and UFCW Reach Tentative Collective Agreement

Author: Tyson Foods, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

Lakeside Packers and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 have reached a tentative collective agreement, company and union officials reported today. The agreement is the result of contract talks held Tuesday and early Wednesday between...

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15 October 2005

Canada: Violence against striking employees at slaughterhouse owned by Tyson - union accuses management; company & authorities have no comment

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15 October 2005

Meatpackers' union calls for criminal charges [Canada]

Author: Canadian Press

Union members at a strikebound slaughterhouse in southern Alberta [Lakeside Packers, part of Tyson Foods] called Saturday for attempted murder charges in a car crash that injured their leader...There were conflicting accounts of what caused the...

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12 October 2005

Tyson Moves to Dismiss Discrimination Suit

Author: Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a discrimination suit involving the company’s Ashland, Alabama, poultry plant, company officials reported today. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit concerns allegations made...

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3 October 2005

30 Muslim workers fired for praying on job at Dell [USA]

Author: Rob Johnson, The Tennessean [USA]

[Somali workers for Dell] say they were forced to choose between their faith and their employment...According to leaders of Nashville's Somali community, Dell has been one of several area employers with strong histories of accommodating Muslim workers...

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12 August 2005

Tyson Foods Sued for Race Bias and Retaliation Against Blacks; 'Whites Only' Restroom at Issue; Rare EEOC Case for Segregated Job Facilities In Deep South [USA]

Author: Kansas City infoZine [USA]

After complaining to Tyson Foods, Inc. about the posting of a "Whites Only" sign on one of Tyson's restrooms at its Ashland, Alabama, facility, two black employees were subjected to adverse personnel actions by Tyson management, the U.S. Equal...

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12 August 2005

US Govt. sues Tyson Foods for race discrimination over toilet labeled "Whites Only" at Alabama facility

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12 May 2005

Ten U.S. Corporations Pledge Greenhouse Gas Cuts

Author: GreenBiz.com

Caterpillar, Frito-Lay [part of PepsiCo], Xerox, Staples, and the Gap are among ten corporations pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of EPA's Climate Leaders -- a voluntary program that works with companies to measure greenhouse gas...

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26 January 2005

Group blasts practices by meat industry [USA]

Author: Shea Van Hoy, Morning News [of Northwest Arkansas, USA]

A human rights group on Tuesday released a report charging meat industry companies such as Tyson Foods with maintaining overly hazardous work conditions and using illegal tactics to oppose union organization in plants...Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson...

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26 January 2005

Rights Group Condemns Meatpackers on Job Safety [USA]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Human Rights Watch has issued a report...concluding that working conditions among the nation's meatpackers and slaughterhouses are so bad that they violate basic human rights...Officials of Nebraska Beef did not respond to telephone inquiries seeking...

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