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  • Budget cuts may shut down meatpackers -[via White House]

    02/11/2013 6:43:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 10, 2013 | Ashley Davis,
    On Friday, the White House warned that federal spending cuts could force the US meat industry to shut down for two weeks or longer. Spending cuts set to take effect on March 1 may lead to the two week furlough of every US meat and poultry inspector. Without inspectors, the industry would be shut down. Meatpackers and processors are not allowed to ship beef, pork, lamb and poultry without an Agricultural Department inspection seal. They also warned that the cuts could lead to effects on everyday life, while meatpackers said it would likely devastate the industry. The "fiscal cliff" has...
  • Budget Cuts May Shut Down Meatpackers, White House Warns (Vengence is Mine sayeth "The One")

    02/09/2013 8:49:34 AM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 68 replies
    Newsmax Media, Inc. ^ | Friday, 08 Feb 2013 06:45 PM | © 2013 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.
    The Obama administration warned on Friday that across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in March may result in furloughing every U.S. meat and poultry inspector for two weeks, causing the meat industry to shut down. By law, meatpackers and processors are not allowed to ship beef, pork, lamb and poultry meat without the Agriculture Department's inspection seal. The prospect of mass furloughs of meat and food inspectors was part of a broader White House warning about the effects of the potential spending cuts on everyday life. Meatpackers said a shut-down would devastate consumers as well as their industry. Read...
  • Undocumented meatpackers fear raids

    04/14/2007 5:56:56 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 26 replies · 691+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 14, 2007 | Roxana Hegeman, AP
    DODGE CITY, Kan. - Frightened by raids last year at six Swift & Co. plants, illegal immigrants in the nation's meatpacking towns are preparing for their possible arrest. For years, immigrant rights groups had been confident the meatpacking giants were so powerful immigration agents would never raid them. But since the Dec. 12 sweeps at Swift plants in six states, immigrant advocacy groups have been holding workshops, teaching undocumented workers how to prepare for their arrests by doing such things as drawing up legal documents so someone could care for their children and handle their financial affairs.