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Class Action Status Given To Tyson Illegal Hiring Suit

Law360 (October 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Workers who have beef with Tyson Foods Inc.’s hiring illegal immigrants and depressing wages won a victory on Tuesday when a federal judge gave a wage suit against the company class action status.

The world’s largest meat producer allegedly depressed its legal employees’ wages by hiring illegal immigrants at eight plants in Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, Missouri, Texas and Virginia.

In 2002, four former employees sued, contending that Tyson had violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by deliberately hiring illegal immigrants who were willing to...
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