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Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raidA Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state’s poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a volunteer with the Mississippi Immigration Coalition, said she and others were called Tuesday to a Morton park where former PH Food workers were staging a protest, saying the company had abruptly fired them at the end of their shift and was illegally withholding pay. It’s unclear exactly how many were fired, although Truett said more than 100 workers’ names were collected at the protest in Morton, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Jackson.



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Allegations of labor abuses dogged Mississippi plant years before immigration raids

Allegations of labor abuses dogged Mississippi plant years before immigration raidsLast August, Illinois-based poultry supplier Koch Foods settled a multi-year lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of more than 100 workers at the Morton, Mississippi, plant over claims the company knew – or should have known – of sexual and physical assaults against its Hispanic workers. Mark Kaminsky, chief operating officer at Koch, said the company admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement and maintains, after fighting the matter in court for more than eight years, that all the allegations contained in the lawsuit are false.



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Indians plant 220 million trees in single day

Indians plant 220 million trees in single dayMore than a million Indians planted 220 million trees on Friday in a government campaign to tackle climate change and improve the environment in the country’s most populous state. Forest official Bivhas Ranjan said students, lawmakers, officials and others planted dozens of species of saplings Friday along roads, rail tracks and in forest lands in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Ranjan said the trees, including 16 fruit species, will increase forest cover in the state.



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Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019Broad U.S. import tariffs and trade restrictions could cost 366,000 jobs, nearly 100 times what’s at stake in GM’s controversial plant closings.



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Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant managerCHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:



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At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plant

At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plantHeavily armed police swarm to industrial valve company in southwest Chicago suburb of Aurora.



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GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.



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Thousands of Ohio schoolkids plead with GM CEO Mary Barra to keep Chevy Cruze plant open

Thousands of Ohio schoolkids plead with GM CEO Mary Barra to keep Chevy Cruze plant openAbout 20 school districts in Ohio near GM's Lordstown plant launched a letter-writing campaign to GM CEO Mary Barra asking her to save the factory.



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GM CEO Plans Meeting With Lawmakers on Plant Cutbacks, Sources Say

GM CEO Plans Meeting With Lawmakers on Plant Cutbacks, Sources SayAmong the lawmakers planning to meet with GM’s Mary Barra are Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Gary Peters of Michigan, according to the aides who asked not to be identified. Another congressional staffer said Barra planned to meet with representatives states affected by the company’s planned cutbacks, which were announced Monday.



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BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been Finalized

BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been FinalizedPresident Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to paint General Motors' plant



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