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Post ID: @OP+13Nrjunz

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Tyson will start to phase people back to the corporate offices....meanwhile their plants are having surges of Covid cases. Where’s the protection? Once again let’s help out the bottom line and not protect your true assets... your employees!

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Post ID: @1pvun+13Nrjunz

For a company that has revenues well over $40 billion and Tyson family that’s worth $2 billion can’t give the plant and truckers hourly hazard pay? That’s petty....

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Post ID: @19jau+13Nrjunz

Plant workers and truckers should get paid hazard pay for coming into work on top of getting their bonuses... no matter what!

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Post ID: @18kin+13Nrjunz

Question... do you think having John Tyson putting a full page on having the “supply chain” breaking a ploy to drive people to the stores to buy Tyson product? Overall... there no stores out there that have no protein at all .., there are certain products out but nothing broken. Also help out the farmers that really need help as well... you don’t hear about them..

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Post ID: @17zxc+13Nrjunz

Certain strands of Covid-19 do NOT have high temperature as a symptom. Buying temperature scans are driving up SG&A costs at a plant level. Terrible just terrible...

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Post ID: @17wst+13Nrjunz

298 positive cases of COVID-19 reported Tyson Plant in Goodlettsville
Joseph Wenzel, Digital Content Manager| Posted on May 4, 2020

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Post ID: @10csa+13Nrjunz

Thanks Tyson Corporation and Tyson Family for installing a fear about the meat chain supply; people are now hoarding the meat at yer stores.

Thanks...

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Post ID: @Xeem+13Nrjunz

Great that Tyson is giving out more bonuses to their “frontline” workers (plant and truck employees) but what about your growers? Help them out! Help out their farms during these difficult times. But what’s funny is that corporate especially the leadership team will get a bigger bonuses as well... sad day. No Tyson Pride... where is the Pride for all your true assets from the farmers to the plant workers to the drivers? Get it done Tyson!

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Post ID: @Wqwz+13Nrjunz

Interesting...Tyson Foods needs to revisit their time/compensation package during this time because it is unfair for an hourly worker to use up their vacation time and short term disability if they feel sick or are quarantined/ need time off. C’mom Tyson where’s the Tyson Pride for your true assets... the plant workers!

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Post ID: @Vkzg+13Nrjunz

Seeing a full page Ad from John Tyson is nauseating. Instead of writing a full page ad; he should visit these plants and reassure his true assets that they are working on getting help for people that are getting sick... but nope let’s increase Tyson’s bottom line.... terrible just terrible. Where is Tyson’s Pride?

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Post ID: @Txuj+13Nrjunz

This headline grinds my gears... Tyson Foods president: Coronavirus' impact on supply chains can't be measured... Complete c-ap...they know the impact.

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Post ID: @Omeq+13Nrjunz

Officials urge Tyson Foods to shut down plant after employees test positive for COVID-19
11:54 pm EDT Apr. 17, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 spike in Black Hawk County, Iowa, the local sheriff is blasting Tyson Foods, and local officials are calling for the company to shut down its plant in Waterloo, raising concerns for the community's safety and the continuity of the nation’s meat supply.
Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson said he’s concerned that COVID-19 will overrun his community if the Tyson Foods plant doesn’t take proper precautions, including temporarily shutting it down.
“My personal opinion is that it should be closed,” Thompson said. “I think we need a hard boot, reset on that plant. I think we need to be able to sort out and cull the herd between the haves and the have-nots there. I think we need to deep-clean that facility and I think we need to restart that plant on a clean slate.”
Thompson’s statement came shortly before the state released figures Friday that showed 138 people had tested positive for the virus and one person has died with the virus in Black Hawk County. Amid more testing, the number of positive cases has nearly doubled in the county this week, according to state figures.
Local officials, who said Thursday they had 150 positive tests in Black Hawk County, have suggested the spike in cases is related to workers at the plant testing positive.
Gov. Kim Reynolds acknowledged a potential outbreak at the Waterloo meatpacking plant earlier this week and has sent increased testing materials to both Waterloo and Columbus Junction, where a Tyson plant closed as the virus spread among its workers.
"The Department of Public Health is working closely with some of our processing plants — the Tyson plants, especially in Columbus Junction and Waterloo — in an effort to test all employees and conduct contact tracing for all positive cases," the governor said Friday. "Testing will conclude today at the Tyson plant in Columbus Junction; 2,700 tests are being sent today to the Tyson plant in Waterloo."
Tyson Foods processing plant in rural Iowa hit hard by coronavirus with 186 positive cases
The Columbus Junction plant has been closed since April 6. The Waterloo plant remains open.
Reynolds said she had a conversation with human resources managers in Waterloo on Thursday.
"I kind of ran through some of the things where, you know, they want to do everything they can to keep their workforce healthy," she said, adding that staff there is "continually looking for additional things that they can do to make sure that they have a safe environment for their employees."
Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter said Friday that she didn’t believe the state needed to issue a closure order for the plant.
“We do believe that the CEOs of these companies, they want to do the right thing,” Reisetter said. “They want to keep their employees healthy, and part of that is making sure we can identify individuals who are sick so they can be at home and recover and not spread the virus at the workplace.”
Thompson, who visited the Waterloo plant last week and has spoken to members in the community, said he thought Tyson put production ahead of employee safety.
“We walked into that plant and some people are wearing homemade masks, some people are wearing bandannas, and some people aren’t wearing anything,” Thompson said. “They’re working elbow-to-elbow. Some are reaching over the top of others on the food production lines. They deep clean once a night. They felt like they were doing a good job, and we walked out of there thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, if this is the bare minimum, this isn’t enough.’ ”
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“I think Tyson is focused on production, period,” Thompson said. “I don’t think Tyson gives two (expletive) about who is filling one particular spot on the production floor that day. I think they are purely concerned about productivity at that plant.”
Thompson wasn't the only local official Friday asking the plant to close.
During a news conference, Waterloo mayor Quentin Hart said he wrote an email to Reynolds and state public health officials asking that they close the plant.
Chris Schwartz, chair of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors, read the letter aloud. It was signed by 19 elected officials, all urging Tyson to temporarily close the plant.
"We understand these are extraordinary times, but steps must be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of Tyson's valuable employees and our community," Schwartz read. "There's now an outbreak of positive cases of COVID-19 at Tyson's Waterloo operation."
Sen. Bill Dotzler, D-Waterloo, also asked Reynolds to intervene.
"We've got a serious problem, and I think it's time for the governor to step up to the plate, be honest with Iowa, and the management of Tyson (to) take this very seriously and follow the recommendations from all the leadership in Black Hawk County," Dotzler said.
Tyson officials have said worker safety is their focus.
"Protecting our team members continues to be top priority for us," Tyson spokeswoman Liz Croston said in a statement this week.

Not doing enough!!!

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Post ID: @Kkae+13Nrjunz

This is outrageous! Protect the front line workers and truckers not your bottom line! What will it take for Tyson to wake up!

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Post ID: @Kcsx+13Nrjunz

Pork and beef supply looking grim because of Covid... what’s next the chicken supply? Need some reassurance from Tyson. Protect the front line workers and truckers... give more than 500 dollars

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Post ID: @Ijlt+13Nrjunz

Citizens of America need reassurance from Tyson that the Chicken, Pork and Beef supply will not suffer because of the pandemic; hope they will comply and put out a reassuring statement.

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Post ID: @Fwal+13Nrjunz

Citizens of America need reassurance from Tyson that the Chicken, Pork and Beef supply will not suffer because of the pandemic; hope they will comply and put out a reassuring statement.

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Post ID: @Ffzy+13Nrjunz

That’s it 500$ before taxes for extra pay for the front lines and truckers? C’mon they deserve more than just the one time cut for 500$. Give them more money to the front line workers and truckers; they are the core of the company. If it wasn’t for the plant workers and truckers we won’t have food at the stores. Tyson can do better!

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Post ID: @Ajhy+13Nrjunz

That’s it 500$ before taxes for extra pay for the front lines and truckers? C’mon they deserve more than just the one time cut for 500$. Give them more money to the front line workers and truckers; they are the core of the company. If it wasn’t for the plant workers and truckers we won’t have food at the stores. Tyson can do better!

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Post ID: @Ayqv+13Nrjunz

Great to see protective gear but need more protective gear to be used; especially masks and eye and hand wear.

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Post ID: @uitz+13Nrjunz

Great to see protective gear but need more protective gear to be used; especially masks and eye and hand wear.

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Post ID: @ubeq+13Nrjunz

You hear CEOs from Texas Roadhouse and other companies reducing drastically their salary and stock options to keep their employees safe, income coming in to their families... what about Tyson? Workers at the plants work countless of hours to put protein on our tables... can Tyson’s CEO and leadership do the same? That would be great!

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Post ID: @ssvf+13Nrjunz

As long as the plants keep up with the increasing demand for protein it shouldn’t be a problem but we never know.

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Post ID: @kadc+13Nrjunz

Disruption of Chinese markets is a negative.
Supply Chain / Shipping disruptions is negative.
Continuing African Swine Flu epidemic in China is a positive.
Probable drop in restaurant traffic in U.S. in the coming months is a negative.
Increased grocery store purchases to eat at home over the next few months is positive.
So .....?

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