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Colorado workers protest COVID-19 fine issued to meat plant

Colorado workers protest COVID-19 fine issued to meat plant

A union representing workers at a Colorado meatpacking plant where six workers died of the coronavirus and hundreds more were infected is claiming a fine issued to the company is too low.

The union staged a protest Wednesday afternoon and says that federal officials should have fined the JBS USA-owned plant in Greeley more for alleged failure to provide safe working conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the company $15,615 fine on Sept. 11.

While the United Food and Commercial Workers Union labeled the fine as insulting and ineffectual, the company called it unwarranted.

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