by Shannon Cay
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – The Supreme Court rules today Tyson workers will be paid for the time spent putting on protective work clothes.
Since November 10th of last year, Tyson Foods Inc, based in Springdale, has been in a pay dispute between its workers in an Iowa Pork Processing Plant. According to the outline of the Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo class action lawsuit, the meat company did not pay employees for the time spent putting on and taking off protective work clothes and equipment, needed to slaughter the pigs.
Justices voted six to two in favor of the 3-thousand workers, awarding a 5.8 million dollars in compensation.