Big decision for Tyson workers

Today workers at Tyson meat processing plants in Washington and Idaho are mulling whether to relocate to the Midwest after their jobs are phased out over the next month.

“It’s going to be hard on these families, you know, getting laid off in October, just before Thanksgiving and the approach of Christmastime.”
Dean Schau, an economist who analyzes labor trends in Washington state

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Microsoft Moves into Little Quincy, Washington

The town of Quincy, Washington, is known for potato farming. Soon, it might be known for another kind of farming, of the high-tech variety. Microsoft is setting up data server farms there, and other technology firms may follow. Correspondent Carol Cizauskas visited Quincy to find out what this means for the town of five and a half thousand.

Weber: “Before all this started happening with Microsoft and Yahoo, the attitude here in town was really kind of depressed, not really knowing what the future held.”
Harriet Weber is a Quincy historian.

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