Rural Community Worker's Alliance et al v. Smithfield Foods, Inc. et al

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Missouri Western

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Greg Kays



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  1. May 05, 2020

    Smithfield Nixes Meat Plant Workers' Suit Over Virus Safety

    Smithfield Foods Inc. won dismissal Tuesday of a federal lawsuit accusing the meat processor of putting workers at a Missouri facility in harm's way during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a federal judge deciding that the plant workers' claims would be better handled by regulators.

  2. April 29, 2020

    Smithfield Says Trump Order Should Sink Plant Safety Suit

    Smithfield Foods urged a federal judge Wednesday to toss a nonprofit workers group's suit alleging the company endangered employees at a Missouri processing facility in light of a recent executive order from the president, while the group contended the company's arguments were "flimsy."

  3. April 28, 2020

    3 Key Developments As Meat Plant Safety Takes Center Stage

    As President Donald Trump issues an order that would keep meatpacking plants open amid the coronavirus pandemic, Tyson Foods is under fire from a top Democratic senator for being too slow to shutter a plant in Washington, and Smithfield Foods has asked a judge to nix a suit alleging it put workers at a Missouri plant in harm's way.

  4. April 24, 2020

    Smithfield Plant Unsafe For Workers Amid Virus, Suit Says

    Smithfield Foods has been accused in a federal lawsuit of putting workers at a Missouri processing facility in harm's way during the COVID-19 pandemic by forcing them to work too closely to one another without proper protective gear or giving them enough time to adequately wash their hands.

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