After a 3-year struggle, Brooklyn slaughterhouse workers have won the right to organize. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled workers have the right to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
AgriProcessors argued its workers had no right to vote or belong to a union because of undetermined immigration status even though the National Labor Relations Board previously ruled that every employee -- regardless of immigration status -- has a vote in collective bargaining.
One of the nation's largest kosher meat producers, AgriProcessors refused to bargain after a majority of its distribution center employees voted to unionize in September 2005.
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