$24 million wage award for Tyson workers overturned

Posted on Aug 27, 2015
$24 million in awards reversed in workers' suit against Tyson
The New York Times: Tyson Foods on Wednesday won the reversal of nearly $24 million in damage awards in two class-action suits claiming it had cheated thousands of hourly workers out of wages in two Nebraska plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in St. Louis overturned an $18.77 million award to workers at a Madison pork processing plant after a nonjury trial. It also threw out a $4.96 million award concerning a Dakota City beef processing plant.
Tyson workers had $24 million damage award reversed by the Eighth Circuit. Workers asserted Tyson did't pay them properly for “K-code time,” representing pre- and post-shift activities.

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