Judge rules more workers to be included in poultry wage-fixing suit
Employees from hatcheries and feed mills will now be included in the poultry wage-fixing suit, which alleges poultry processors lowered and fixed worker pay.
Processors named in the suit said those workers were not impacted by this, but a judge overseeing this case disagreed. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Gallagher says, “The TAC (third amended complaint) makes clear that Defendants’ conduct was targeted with equal force against workers at processing plants, feed mills, and hatcheries alike.”
Last year, Pilgrim’s Pride agreed to pay $29 million to settle its part of the lawsuit, which dates back to 2019.