Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Big Labor Flies the Coup

A federal judge has ruled that 150 chicken plant production line workers, who are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers and International Brotherhood of Teamsters, can sue their employer for time spent changing their clothes because their collective bargaining agreement wasn’t specific enough:

At bottom, defendant posits an overly expansive definition of ‘clothes’ that does not distinguish between everyday clothing and personal protective gear,” Judge Andre M. Davis wrote.

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