Poultry Processors Settle Claims with Justice Department

Three companies agree to pay workers $84 million in restitution

Major poultry processors Cargill, Sanderson Farms, and Wayne Farms settled a lawsuit with the Department of Justice on Monday. The lawsuit alleges that all three companies regularly shared information about their workers and their pay to keep their pay as low as possible. The three poultry producers agreed to pay a collective $84 million to their workers to make up for the wages they stole from them through monopolistic practices. 

“Through a brazen scheme to exchange wage and benefit information, these poultry processors stifled competition and harmed a generation of plant workers who face demanding and sometimes dangerous conditions to earn a living,” stated Doha Mekki of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the officials in the Antitrust Division as they seek to prevent monopolistic activity.
  • For Secretary Walsh as he works to support fair labor practices.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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