Sunday, December 14, 2008

World's largest hog-killing plant -- in a very small town--unionizes

Read the New York Times coverage here about the Smithfield plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, population 70. The unionization battle had been going on for a decade and a half, with some court intervention.

I wrote about the Smithfield plant in an earlier blog post, following an immigration raid there last year. Interestingly, the diminished number of Latina/o workers in the wake of that raid, coupled with greater numbers of African-American workers at the plaint, is believed to have assisted the union cause.

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