Union Vote Authorizes Strike At Smithfield Foods In Sioux Falls

By Stephen Groves, Argus Leader. -

South Dakota - A strike authorization at the Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union was overwhelmingly approved late Monday with 98% of the vote total, the union [...]

Over 44,000 Meatpackers Tested Positive For COVID19

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

According to a tracker maintained by the Food & Environment Reporting Network, more than 44,000 meatpackers have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 200 have died from it.  Now, a new [...]

Nebraska: Working To Break Up Meat Monopolies

By Brianna Baker, Grist. -

While most of us have recently witnessed empty shelves and higher price tags from the aisles of our local supermarkets, 2019 Fixer Graham Christensen has been fighting for solutions to our [...]

OSHA Fines Smithfield Foods For ‘Failing To Protect Employees’

By Mackenzie Huber, Argus Leader. -

The Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, which was the epicenter of one of the nation's largest coronavirus hotspots in April, has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor. The [...]

Bus Drivers Refuse To Help Police, Prison Labor Replaces Meatpackers And More

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

With protests erupting all over Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, cops are attempting to arrest protesters in mass.  However, some bus drivers in Minneapolis are refusing to use [...]

The Generosity Of Agriculture

By Kerry Hoffschneider, Indianz. -

The generosity of agriculture and the potential for farmers, ranchers and all people to act in more selfless fashions can be found amongst the chaos of the times if one looks for it closely [...]

Children Protest For Their Parents At The Smithfield Foods Meat Factory

By Taylor Trujillo, KLKN TV. -

Saturday in Crete was the second round of drive–by protests against the lack of COVID–19 safety conditions at Smithfield Foods. Protestors were seen donning signs down main street with sayings [...]

Trump Relaxes OSHA Rules And Governors Block Unemployment Benefits For Meatpackers

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order to use the Defense Production Act to order meatpacking plants to remain open.  Now, Smithfields is already using Trump’s [...]

Defying Trump’s Order, Nebraska Meatpackers Strike And More Strike News

By Mike Elk, Pay Day Report. -

Earlier today, Trump announced that he intended to use the power of the federal government and the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open throughout the United States.  The [...]

Day Of Reckoning Dawns For Industrial Livestock Farms

By Mark Heller, E and E News. -

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing livestock farms and grocery stores to consider whether the meat industry is primed for a new way of doing business. Critics of industrial-scale livestock [...]