Leoneda Inge reports on the Smithfield workers' protest.
Many workers at the Smithfield hog processing plant in Tar Heel North Carolina continue to speak-out about what they call "bad" work conditions. But yesterday instead of just speaking-out – hundreds of workers walked out.
Leoneda Inge reports on the merger agreement between Smithfield Foods and China-based Shuanghui International.
The multi-billion dollar merger announcement between Smithfield Foods and China-based Shuanghui International caught many people by surprise. Smithfield owns the largest hog processing plant in the world, in Tar Heel. And thousands of hog farmers and factory workers in North Carolina are employed by the company.
If the deal clears regulatory hurdles, it could be the biggest takeover of a US company by a Chinese company.