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BREAKING: A federal judge has rejected Tyson Foods' efforts to have a lawsuit over the death of an employee in Iowa moved to federal court.

A federal judge has rejected an argument by Tyson Foods that is is not liable in the death of a worker in Iowa because it was following federal guidance when it kept meatpacking plants open during the coronavirus pandemic.

1 of 7 managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa who were fired for betting how many workers would get #COVID19  is now defending the betting pool, calling it "kind of a morale boost." Workers at the plant are mostly Latino, Black and Asian. Over 1,000 got sick and at least 6 died.

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One of the Tyson Foods managers fired for betting on how many workers would contract COVID-19 at an Iowa pork plant said the office pool was spontaneous fun and intended to boost morale. #KAKEnews 

One of seven Tyson Foods managers fired for betting on how many workers would test positive for COVID-19 at an Iowa pork plant is defending the office pool as spontaneous fun that was meant to boost morale.

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One of the Tyson Foods managers fired for betting on how many workers would contract COVID-19 at an Iowa pork plant says the office pool was spontaneous fun and intended to boost morale.

Managers at Tyson Foods' largest pork plant organized a betting pool on how many employees would get infected with the coronavirus, according to a lawsuit. The company suspended top officials at the Iowa plant on Thursday and launched an investigation.

Tyson Foods terminated seven employees from an Iowa pork plant following an independent investigation into allegations that management wagered on how many workers would get infected with Covid-19, the meat processing giant has announced.

Tyson Foods has fired 7 managers at an Iowa pork plant after investigating allegations they bet on how many workers would get sick from the coronavirus. Over 1,000 employees there have been infected. At least 6 have died.

WATCH: Sheriff Tony Thompson tells @maddow  the massive spike in COVID-19 cases in his county is due to Tyson Foods' "inept, reactionary and dysfunctional responses" to calls to shut down its meat processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

Tyson Foods is accused of misleading interpreters at an Iowa pork plant about a Covid-19 outbreak that infected more than a third of the workers, who are mostly non-English speakers

Tyson Foods suspended managers at an Iowa meat plant who allegedly made cash bets on how many workers would contract #COVID19 . Lawsuits allege they ignored worker safety and pressured sick employees to work. Most workers there are Latino, Black or Asian. At least 6 have died.

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Families of three workers at an Iowa meat plant who died of the coronavirus sued Tyson Foods and its top executives, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to them. Tyson says its safety measures meet or exceed federal guidelines.

Tyson Foods is reinstating an attendance policy that punishes workers for missing shifts, even as it reports new COVID-19 outbreaks in its Iowa meatpacking plants. via ⁦⁩ @LetsJett 

"Tyson Foods announced Tuesday that 591 of the workers at its pork processing plant in Storm Lake, Iowa have tested positive for coronavirus. That's a quarter of the 2,303 workers who work at the facility"

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