Apr 23, 2010

UFCW, JBS Win 2010 University of Louisville Labor Management Award

UFCW Local 227 and the JBS meat processing plant in Louisville have garnered some much-deserved recognition of their cooperative and constructive relationship - they've just won the University of Louisville’s 2010 Labor-Management Award.

Some great achievements highlighted by U of L:
  • The plant’s annual turnover rate has decreased from more than 100 percent in 2002 to about 9 percent in 2009.
  • The plant has one of the best safety records in the nation.
  • Workers can attend ergonomics trainings.
  • Local 227 and JBS have teamed up to bring workers on-site banking and an annual health fair; the opportunity to learn any language at a deeply discounted price; and roundtable discussions for improving the plant.
Congratulations to Local 227 and JBS - this is a model partnership workplaces around the country can learn from.

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