Supreme Court affirms class certification in Tyson Foods wage/hour case

Today, the Supreme Court decided in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo that a group of 3000-plus meat processing workers were properly permitted to proceed as a class in seeking unpaid wages from their employer.

It's an important win for workers, consumers, and plaintiffs generally seeking to hold corporations accountable for wrongdoing. Just as important, in a case that had originally been billed as a big opportunity for the corporate defense bar, the Supreme Court declined the invitation to expand Wal-Mart v. Dukes and refused to reach Tyson's sweeping challenge to plaintiffs' standing.

Public Citizen was merits co-counsel in the Supreme Court. Read more background about the case here.

Read today's decision here, and our press statement here.

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