UFCW Local 400 reacted with “deep disappointment” to the news last week of the imminent closure of the Tyson Foods facility in Glen Allen, Virginia. “It has been our honor and privilege to represent the workers at this plant for decades, and we were appalled by today's news and the terrible impact it will have on close to 700 of our union members,” said Local 400 president Mark Federici. “These men and women risked their lives and the safety of their families to keep this plant operational during the pandemic, and this is the thanks they get?” said Federici. This is not how we show gratitude to essential workers in Virginia. Rest assured, our union will do everything in our power to help our members and their families through this difficult time.” Federici noted that Tyson Foods has received taxpayer funds to open a new facility in Pittsylvania County after promising to provide 400 jobs, “But with at least 700 jobs eliminated by the closure of the Glen Allen plant, Tyson Foods will continue to reap the lavish benefits of taxpayer dollars while Virginia will have 300 fewer jobs. What a disgraceful waste.”
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