Two more Oklahoma men sued Siloam Springs-based Simmons Foods and a Christian rehabilitation center on Friday claiming they were used as free labor at chicken processing plants. The plaintiffs -- Bohdi Chance Starns and Lucas Don Miller-Allen -- join three other Oklahoma men who filed a lawsuit Oct. 10, claiming they represent hundreds of young men who worked at Simmons Foods without pay or access to workers' compensation. The lawsuits seek class-action status.
Three Oklahoma men filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that they worked in Simmons Foods chicken plants for limited or no pay as part of a Christian alcohol and rehabilitation program. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants -- Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery and Siloam Springs-based Simmons Foods Inc. -- are in violation of state and federal labor laws that require employers to pay employees at least minimum wage and overtime for their work.
Frozen-beef exports to Japan fell 26 percent in August after a tariff increase on U.S. beef in Japan intended to protect the country's farmers, according to recent reports. Frozen-beef imports slid to 4,758 tons in August, down 26 percent from a year ago, Reuters reported. To help domestic producers, Japan triggered a safeguard mechanism in July that increased tariffs on frozen beef from the U.S. to 50 percent. Before, they were set at 38.5 percent.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".