Denver Meat Plant Workers Authorize Strike

Dec. 13, 2022
JBS-owned facility processes beef and pork.

Unionized workers at a JBS USA plant in Denver have voted to authorize a strike after three months of negotiations.

About 200 members of the United Food & Commercial Workers voted unanimously Dec. 10 for strike authorization, according to a report on KDVR-TV. The authorization does not necessarily mean a strike is imminent, and JBS and the union have had other conflicts over this plant, which processes beef and pork.

In a statement, the president of the union local said, “Instead of negotiating in good faith on a fair contract for its workers, [plant management] is conducting unfair labor practices by unilaterally changing workplace policies that have not been bargained on.”

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Pan Demetrakakes | Senior Editor

Pan has written about the food and beverage industry for more than 25 years. His areas of coverage have included formulations, processing, packaging, marketing and retailing. Pan worked for Food Processing Magazine for six years in the 1990s, where he was operations editor (his current role), touring dozens of food plants of every description. He has also worked for Packaging and Food & Beverage Packaging magazines, the latter as chief editor, during which he won three ASBPE awards. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in communications.

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