Tag: Smithfield Justice

It’s Time Stand Up for Justice for Workers at Smithfield

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Today I want to talk about a cause we all should support: Justice for the workers at Smithfield.  Workers there have been trying to organize a union against a company that appears to be willing to use any and all anti union tactics.  

Smithfield Packing in Tar Heel, NC is the world’s largest pork plant. For the past decade workers in the plant have been working to bring in a union to improve working conditions. Here are a few of their stories.