July 26, 1987
Striking meat cutters reached a tentative agreement in Omaha with IBP Inc., and they are to vote today on whether to end a seven-month labor dispute at the company's Dakota City, Neb., plant. The agreement between IBP and Local 222 of the United Food and Commercial Workers was announced by a federal mediator.
September 25, 1998 |
IBP Inc., the world's largest meatpacker, must pay about $200,000 to 16 employees for making them work during their unpaid lunch breaks, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled. The court said the maintenance workers are entitled to damages awarded by a Texas jury because IBP interrupted their 30-minute breaks to fix machinery at an Amarillo, Texas, beef-processing plant.
April 4, 1996 |
Meatpacker Ordered to Pay Back Wages: IBP Inc., the nation's largest meatpacking company, may be forced to pay more than $7 million in back wages to its employees, the Labor Department said. According to a court order issued by a Kansas City federal judge, IBP violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay employees for time spent putting on and taking off protective clothing and waiting for sharpened knives.
April 19, 2001 |
A judge in Delaware ruled that meatpacker IBP Inc.'s lawsuit against poultry giant Tyson Foods Inc. can go forward. In a 28-page ruling, Judge Leo E. Strine denied Tyson's motion to dismiss the case and its argument that issues IBP presented could be handled in a separate lawsuit by Tyson against IBP in Washington County, Ark. Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based IBP filed its lawsuit March 30 to force Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson to complete its planned $3.
November 13, 2001 |
A federal judge has awarded more than $3 million to workers at an IBP Inc. meat processing plant who were not paid for time spent putting on protective equipment before shifts or cleaning off blood, animal fat and bits of carcasses afterward, their attorneys said. U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley ordered IBP, now a unit of the largest U.S. meat group, Tyson Foods Inc., to compensate 815 current and former employees of the Pasco, Wash., plant.
November 15, 2000 |
IBP Inc., which last month agreed to a management-led buyout, said it will consider a competing $4.1-billion bid from Smithfield Foods Inc. that would create the nation's largest beef and pork producer. IBP, the largest U.S. beef supplier, said in a letter to Smithfield Chief Executive Joseph W. Luter III that it was "prepared to enter into discussions" if the Smithfield, Va.-based pork producer increased its offer of $25 a share in stock.