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JBS USA’s beef processing facility in Greeley, Colo. The company is among 11 accused of depressing wages in a lawsuit.

DENVER — Three meat plant workers have filed a federal lawsuit accusing 11 of the largest U.S. beef and pork processors of conspiring to depress wages and benefits.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Denver on Friday, seeks class-action status and alleges the producers have worked together since at least 2014 to keep workers’ compensation lower than the market would allow, violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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