Major Chicken Processors Hit With Wage Conspiracy Suit

Law360 (September 3, 2019, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The largest chicken processing companies in the U.S., including Tyson Foods Inc. and Perdue Farms Inc., are facing a proposed class action in Maryland federal court accusing them of a decade-long conspiracy to fix the wages of "hundreds of thousands" of workers.

Two former Tyson employees and a third person who used to work at George's Inc. filed suit on Friday, naming dozens of major poultry processors like Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Sanderson Farms Inc. and Koch Foods LLC, which they say control 90% of processed chicken production in the U.S. and rake in more than $30 billion annually.

According to the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!