Monday, July 21, 2014

JBS, union reach tentative agreement for Greeley

JBS USA and the union representing 3,000 workers at its beef plant in Greeley, Colo., have reached a tentative five-year agreement.

If the union members vote acceptance, they will get a pay increase of $1.90 an hour, health insurance, funeral and bereavement leave and vacation scheduling based on seniority.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the company have been negotiating for 11 months.

The deal could set a pattern for the North American meat-packing industry.

JBS USA owns Canada’s second-largest beef-packing plant at Brooks, Alta.