Nearly 1,500 Workers Blocked From Tyson Wage Action

Law360, New York (March 4, 2010, 3:48 PM EST) -- A magistrate judge has blocked the addition of nearly 1,500 workers to a suit against Tyson Foods Inc. over its alleged failure to pay its meatpacking employees all the wages they were owed, vastly limiting the scope of the lawsuit.

In a Feb. 24 ruling, Magistrate Judge John A. Gorman of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted Tyson's motion for a protective order that would limit the number of plaintiffs in the case to the six named plaintiffs in the original...
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