October 2, 2014
In separate lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court, Nebraska Beef
Ltd. in Omaha, Greater Omaha Packing Co. and Tyson Foods are
accused of violating state and federal wage and labor laws for
Court records show a trial will begin Monday in the case against
Nebraska Beef. Other trials are set for later.
The lawsuits say production workers are paid only for time spent
on the actual production line. The workers are seeking pay for time
before and after assembly line work - time spent putting on
uniforms and safety gear, sanitizing equipment, sharpening knives
and other duties.
The companies say in court filings that workers were paid