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Tyson Suspends Managers Accused Of “Winner-Take-All” Bet On How Many Workers Would Get Coronavirus

FILE - In this file photo made Oct. 28, 2009, a Tyson Foods Inc., truck is parked at a food warehouse in Little Rock, Ark. Tyson Foods Inc. returned to a profit in its fiscal fourth quarter Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, partly helped by higher prices and improved pork and prepared foods sales. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, file)

Several managers at Tyson Foods have been suspended after allegedly betting on how many workers would get infected with COVID-19 during an outbreak at its plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

Tyson Foods president said he’s “extremely upset” about the allegations and a full investigation is underway. Reportedly, one manager organized a “cash buy-in, winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager on how many employees would test positive for COVID-19.” Ultimately, the outbreak infected more than 1,000 of its 2,800 workers there; 6 people died.

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