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on July 29, 2020

Unions sue USDA over line speed waivers

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and five of its local unions say increased line speeds add to worker hazards already present during the COVID-19 pandemic

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and five of its local unions, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), seeking to end the agency’s issuance of line speed waivers.

The lawsuit, filed July 28 in the U.S. District Court for the District…

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