Union Sues Over Detainment During Swift & Co. Raids

Law360, New York (September 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following the raids of six Swift & Co. plants across the country, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has filed a proposed class action lawsuit asking a judge to stop the government from allegedly illegally arresting and detaining workers.

The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Wednesday, alleges the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement division violated the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of workers in the December...
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