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Delaware poultry plant workers vote to oust Teamsters union

SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Poultry producer Mountaire Farms says employees at southern Delaware processing plant have voted overwhelmingly to decertify their representation by the Teamsters union. The company said workers at the Selbyville plant who are members of the Teamsters Local 355 voted 140-29 on Thursday to remove the union. The vote comes three months after employees who were part of the United Food Commercial Workers union at the Selbyville […]

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Poultry workers in Delaware to vote on decertifying union

SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Poultry company Mountaire Farms says the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employees at a southern Delaware processing plant will be allowed to vote on whether to vote to decertify the Teamsters union. Mountaire said Friday that some 230 employees at the Selbyville plant who are members of Teamsters Local 355 will vote March 17 on whether to decertify the union. The vote comes just […]

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Mountaire Employees Vote Overwhelmingly to Reject UFCW Union

SELBYVILLE, DE – December 17, 2021 – An overwhelming majority of Mountaire employees who are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 union voted to remove the union yesterday, according to the National Labor Relations Board who counted the votes on Thursday. The mail-in ballots were counted on Thursday afternoon at the NLRB regional office in Baltimore. The vote count was 356 – 80. The vote is […]

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Mountaire Awards $67,500 In Scholarship Funds to Students

MILLSBORO, DE – July 29, 2021 -- Mountaire Farms, the nation’s fourth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 27 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain suppliers are all eligible for the scholarships, which were announced recently. Winners received a certificate and a scholarship. “We are proud of this program because it embraces everything that we care about – our […]

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Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and about 15,000 gallons of treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The News Journal reports the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control notice states a contractor was digging a ditch for a new pipeline in April as part of construction of a new wastewater treatment […]

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NLRB rejects union decertification effort at poultry plant

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has rejected an effort to decertify the labor union representing workers at a southern Delaware processing plant. The board on Wednesday overturned a regional NLRB director's ruling that the decertification effort by workers at Mountaire Farms' Selbyville facility was allowable because their collective bargaining agreement contained a "clearly unlawful" union-security clause. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 appealed the […]

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Final settlements inked in poultry plant pollution lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has given final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. Monday's ruling by a state judge coincided with a federal magistrate signing off Monday on a consent decree between state environmental regulators and Mountaire Farms that was submitted more than two […]

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Mountaire Farms Packs 3,000 Easter for Thousands Boxes on March 30th

What: Easter for Thousands When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021   8 am – Noon Who: Volunteers from the community will join Mountaire employees in packing 3,000 complete meal boxes for families at Easter. Where: Mountaire Farms, 55 Hosier Street, Selbyville, DE. The event takes place inside our warehouse in the employee parking lot. Directions from Route 113: turn onto Hosier Street, and follow to Railroad Avenue, which runs adjacent to our plant. Turn left onto Railroad Avenue […]

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