Local

Man Sues Northern Beef After Layoffs

Man Sues Northern Beef After Layoffs

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A man laid off by Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen has filed a lawsuit against the plant that has filed for bankruptcy.

Jorge Alvarado claims he and others weren’t given proper notice before losing their jobs.

Northern Beef laid off 108 workers on April 24 and roughly another 260 on July 26.

Alvarado was laid off in July and filed the lawsuit against the beef plant individually and as a representative “for all similarly situated individuals” who were laid off within 90 days of July 19.

According to court paperwork, Alvarado claims the workers weren’t given proper notice under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

A judge would have to certify the lawsuit as a class-action case before moving forward.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Crow Creek Tribal Member Charged For Singing From Senate Gallery

SD sign

Greg Grey Cloud sang to honor lawmakers who voted against the Keystone XL pipeline.

in Local

Authorities Still Determining Cause Of Wednesday Fire In Mitchell

fire truck

Nobody was injured in the blaze that destroyed a building.

in Local

Johnson Votes No On Pipeline

capitol building

The measure to authorize the Keystone pipeline fell one vote short of passage in the Senate.

in Local

Air Quality Control Checks Being Performed In Mitchell

fire truck

The checks are a result of an early morning fire at a building that stores chemicals.