Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Iowa Temp Agency Pulls Workers From Agriprocessors In Postville

Labor Ready Says Agriprocessors Violate Core Principles

POSTVILLE, Iowa - A Waterloo company that was contracted to provide labor to Postville's Agriprocessors Inc. has pulled its estimated 150 workers out of the plant because of safety concerns.

Labor Ready provides non-skilled labor on contract and had placed workers at the troubled meat processing plant for about 10 days when it pulled workers during the middle of last week, said Stacey Burke, a spokeswoman for TrueBlue, Labor Ready's parent company.

"There was a concern on the part of my field operators about the safety and care afforded to our workers," Burke said. "We felt as if there was a violation on our core principles."
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