Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, Va., said its subsidiary, Smithfield Packing Co., Tar Heel, N.C., intends to appeal a decision by an administrative law judge working for the National Labor Relations Board that Smithfield had violated labor laws. The violations -- involving, the judge found, the illegal dismissal of 11 workers for union activities -- occurred during two organizing campaigns in the 1990s conducted by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. A Smithfield spokesman said, "The ...

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