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August 8, 2020

Judge Rejects USDA Bid To Reconsider Worker Safety In Line-Speed Rule

July 23, 2020 at 2:27 PM
A federal district judge is refusing a request from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to halt litigation over its rule allowing higher line speeds at swine slaughterhouses so the agency can reconsider the policy, backing unions who have argued that the rule jeopardizes worker safety and should be scrapped entirely. But the July 22 order in United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local No. 663, et al., v. USDA stops short of fully denying USDA’s motion for a voluntary...

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