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JBS Workers Approve Three-Year Contract

Union production workers at the JBS USA packing plant in Greeley overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract that raises pay and improves worker benefits, according to a union spokeswoman.

Union production workers at the JBS-USA packing plant in Greeley overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract that raises pay and improves worker benefits, according to a union spokeswoman.

"This deal is all gains for everybody," said Linda Sughroue, a veteran worker at the plant who helped negotiate the new contract. "It's all positive, nothing negative."

99% of the members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 voted to approve the new contract, according to a union statement. Workers will get pay raises, health insurance with better coverage and lower co-pays and premiums that will not increase over the life of the contract.

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