Unformatted text preview: peration didn’t work. His marriage broke up amid the stress and financial difficulty. Fourteen months after the injury, Kenny
returned to the slaughterhouse. “GIVE UP AFTER BACK SURGERY ? NOT KEN DOBBINS!!” a Monfort newsletter proclaimed. “Ken has learned how to
handle the rigors of working in a packing plant and is trying to help others do the same. Thanks, Ken, and keep up the good work.”
Kenny felt a strong loyalty to Monfort. He could not read, possessed few skills other than his strength, and the company had still given him
a job. When Monfort decided to reopen its Greeley plant with a nonunion workforce, Kenny volunteered to go there and help. He did not
think highly of labor unions. His supervisors told him that unions had been responsible for shutting down meatpacking plants all over the
country. When the UFCW tried to organize the Greeley slaughterhouse, Kenny became an active and outspoken member of an anti-union
At the Grand Island facility, Kenny had been restricted to light duty after his injury. B...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08