According to these workers, on-the-job injuries are among the top issues at the sprawling plant nestled in the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee. The union authorization election runs Wednesday through Friday this week; 1,700 workers are eligible to vote.
A group of Muslim workers did not start their 1 pm shift today at a Jennie-O plant in Melrose, Minnesota. Instead they went on strike over allegations of discrimiation. They are claiming that management is not responsive to their needs and are instead changing long-held practices.