Workers file lawsuit against Creekstone Farms
April 8, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WICHITA, Kan. – A federal lawsuit claims Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, based in Arkansas City, Kan. has not been properly paying its workers for time spent donning and doffing protective gear, according to The Associated Press. The lawsuit was filed by workers on April 6 against the company. They are seeking an unspecified amount for uncompensated services and time plus their legal costs.
Two workers are named as representative plaintiffs for anyone who has worked at the Arkansas City slaughterhouse in the past three years.
Workers are typically paid only for the time their assigned production lines were running, along with 10 minutes a day to put on protective clothing, the lawsuit contends. It further contends the company failed to pay for overtime.