October 30, 2008
The Associated Press and News & Observer are reporting that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Smithfield foods have reached a settlement in the company’s lawsuit to end the union’s community outreach campaign, Justice @ Smithfield.
Election agreed to for Tar Heel plant
Since the Tar Heel plant opened in 1992, the UFCW has tried to organize workers in two elections – in 1994 and 1997. As part of the settlement, the union and company have agreed to a third election, likely to be held later this year.