This dissertation examines the rise of agribusiness giant Tyson Foods, from its humble origins in the Ozark Mountains in the 1930s, to its emergence as one of the world's largest food suppliers. It also focuses on the decline of independent poultry farming, as well as the effort by Tyson Foods to rebuff attempts by its processing plant workers to organize. Blending economic, social, and labor history, this study explores the transformation of the southern labor force, by which thousands left the South and were replaced by an ongoing influx of Latino workers, who today constitute the bulk of Tyson's workforce.Firms and food chains used the event as a reason to set up in-store promotions, stage a rodeo, a beauty contest, a dance, a street party, and a ... 86 Ibid. football stadium. Though Californiaa#39;s Vantress Poultry won the competition with 106.
|Title||:||The Feathered Kingdom: Tyson Foods and the Transformation of American Land, Labor, and Law, 1930--2005|
|Author||:||Brent E. Riffel|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|