On June 1, the UFCW called on JBS to work with state and federal leaders to protect the hard-working men and women at JBS plants and our country’s food supply after the company suffered a data breach.
“As the union for JBS meatpacking workers across the country, the UFCW is pleased JBS is working around the clock to resolve this and is urging JBS to ensure that all of its meatpacking workers receive their contractually guaranteed pay as these plant shutdowns continue,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement.
“The UFCW is calling on JBS to work with state and federal leaders to help get JBS meatpacking workers back on the job as soon as possible so these essential workers can continue to keep our country’s food supply fully operational and secure as this pandemic continues,” Perrone added.
In the following days, JBS moved quickly to resolve the issue, reopen plants, and get UFWC members back on the job across the country. Our union represents over 250,000 meatpacking and food processing workers, including over 25,000 JBS meatpacking workers.