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Day: October 10, 2019

United States: UFCW files lawsuit to block government move to speed up processing lines

The UFCW, which represents 30,000 workers in US pork processing plants, has filed a federal lawsuit to block a new rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which eliminates all restrictions on pork processing line speeds while reducing…

Steelworkers’ resistance secures better contract at Dow Chemical

Members of USW Local 13-1 voted to ratify the new deal, which covers around 235 workers at Dow Chemical’s facility at Deer Park, on 8 October. It ends months of conflict at the site in Texas, USA, which started when bargaining…