Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tyson Foods suspends Iowa plant officials amid coronavirus scandal

Tyson Foods suspended top officials at an Iowa pork processing plant without pay on Thursday amid a COVID-19 scandal that involves allegations of a cash buy-in, winner-take-all betting pool against employees. Among the claims presented in a recent wrongful death lawsuit against Tyson Foods are that the Waterloo, Iowa, plant remained open even as the coronavirus ripped through the facility in April, and that higher-ups bet on how many employees would end up getting sick. Tyson Foods CEO Dean Banks said he was “extremely upset” over the claims, and that law firm Covington & Burling LLP will conduct an investigation into the allegations led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to The Associated Press. Company spokesman Gary Mickelson stated that Tysons Food would not release the names of the accused officials who were suspended...MORE

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