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  • UFCW Local 1776KS President Wendell Young IV Issues Statement on Member’s Death in Workplace Accident at JBS Souderton Beef Plant
    Updated On: Jun 14, 2019

    UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State President Wendell Young IV Issues the Following Statement on Member’s Death in Workplace Accident at JBS Souderton Beef Plant

    PLYMOUTH MEETING (JUNE 14, 2019) -- UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State President Wendell Young IV issued the following statement in the wake of the death of a union member at the JBS Souderton Beef Plant in Montgomery County:

     “Our thoughts and prayers are with this young man’s family. This is a horrible tragedy. Right now, our leadership team and the entire membership at Local 1776KS stands with our union brother, his family and his fellow members at JBS.  This young man went to work to provide for his family. Tragically, he could not go home.  Our union is committed to workplace safety and the well-being of all of our members.”

     Young said that the Union is working with JBS management to provide counseling support services to the member’s family and his fellow union brothers and sisters at the facility. UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State represents close to 1,400 employees at JBS.

     “May the memory of our fellow Union Brother live on and peace provided in all our faiths," stated Young. 

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