Tyson Hearing Continued Until Next Month

by 5m Editor
9 November 2007, at 11:04am

US - U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Collier said he will continue a hearing next month in which attorneys for Tyson Foods are seeking to prevent an economist from testifying that hiring illegal immigrants depressed wages at eight poultry plants.

Dr.George Borjas, an economics professor at Harvard University, testified for a class of former Tyson workers that hiring illegal immigrants allowed Tyson to save about $25 million at eight plants over eight years.

However, Dr. Henry Farber, an economics professor at Princeton University, testified for Tyson that Dr. Borjas' methodology and subsequent conclusions are unreliable.


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