Ever since federal penalties totaling $1.5 million were imposed earlier this year on 13 meat plants contracting in eight states with Packers Sanitation Services Inc. for employing children in critical food safety jobs, the storyContinue Reading The food industry, especially meat producers, appears to be at the center of stepped-up child labor enforcement
Child labor violations of employing minors have cost a Minnesota meat plant $30,000 in fines imposed by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is the latest in fines for the meat industry paid for its…Continue Reading Labor Department nabs another child labor violator
Blackstone private equity funds own Packer Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), which earlier this year was found violating child labor laws at 13 meat processing plants in eight states.
In some instances, child labor was employed…Continue Reading UFCW offers union contracts to help PSSI assist in the cleanup of the child labor scandal
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Congress is putting a toe in the nation’s child labor scandal but its action looks to be more about re-visiting old ground than opening new investigations. A so-called “oversight effort” led by…Continue Reading Senate child labor oversight looks to be a rehash of the mostly known information
Cargill, Tyson Foods, and JBS have all terminated contracts with Packers Sanitation Services Inc., or PSSI, since it paid fines of $1.5 million for child labor violations. Losing contracts to provide sanitation services to the…Continue Reading Sanitation help won’t be spelled PSSI as often in the future as it was in the past
Shortly after I began working in a daily newspaper newsroom, someone mentioned that a story “had legs.” I did not have a clue as to what he was talking about. Finally, after hearing the phrase…Continue Reading Letter From The Editor: This story has legs