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UFCW Will Protect JBS Workers to Ensure They Receive Their Proper Pay in Timely Fashion

June 1, 2021

Two women who are UFCW 1149 members in a meatpacking plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents over 250,000 meatpacking and food processing workers — and is the union for over 25,000 JBS meatpacking workers across the country, is calling on JBS to work with state and federal leaders to work together to quickly resolve this breach so that JBS meatpacking workers across the country can get back to on the job and continue to keep the country’s food supply secure as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“As the union for JBS meatpacking workers across the country, UFCW is pleased JBS is working around the clock to resolve this and UFCW urging JBS to ensure that all of its meatpacking workers receive their contractually guaranteed pay as these plant shutdowns continue. 

“UFCW is calling on JBS to work with state and federal leaders to help get JBS meatpacking workers back on the job as soon as possible so these essential workers can continue to keep our country’s food supply fully operational and secure as this pandemic continues.”

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UFCW International is the largest private sector union in the United States. UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org