- June 29 - News Advisory:
Tyson's pay practices are
making the nation's largest poultry processor the target of a new student cause.
A team of student activists, led by Arkansas students, will travel by caravan
this summer across the Southeast to mobilize Tyson workers for a lawsuit that
could cost the poultry giant a half billion dollars in back wages and fines to
The suit is the first action
of its kind to force poultry companies to obey the nation's basic wage and hour
laws, charges Tyson with working it's 50,000 hourly plant workers "off the clock"
and not paying them for their time.
Student activists, participating
in the AFL-CIO's Union Summer program, and the UFCW Poultry Justice Organizing
Campaign will kick off the poultry caravan on Wednesday, June 30, at 10 a.m. A
press conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville, Ark.
Who: Student activists from Arkansas and across the country and Rev. Steven Copley,
chair of the Religion-Labor Committee of Arkansas Jobs with Justice
What: Student Activists
Target Tyson in UFCW's Poultry Justice Organizing Campaign
When: Wednesday, June 30,
Where: Hilton Hotel, 70
N. East Ave., Fayetteville, Ark.