Tyson to provide bonuses for frontline worker
Tyson has announced it will pay roughly $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to 116,000 frontline workers and Tyson truck drivers who are supporting the company’s operations every day to provide food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible team members will receive a $500 bonus, payable during the first week of July. The bonuses are in addition to other company-announced efforts to support workers, plant communities, and livestock producers during the global pandemic.
Tyson Foods CEO Noel White says they’re proud of how team members have stepped up during this challenging time to make sure the company is able to fulfill its mission of feed people across the US.
In addition to the bonuses, the company is has implemented additional changes to protect and support workers. Tyson has relaxed its attendance policy to reinforce the importance of staying home when sick or to meet childcare needs. It has implemented the use of temporal thermometers to check the temperatures of team members before they enter company facilities. Tyson, which has mandatory health care coverage, is waiving the 5 consecutive day waiting period for short-term disability benefits so workers can receive pay while they’re sick with the flu or COVID-19. They’re also waiving the co-pay, co-insurance and deductible for doctor visits for testing, waiving the co-pays for the use of telemedicine, and relaxing refill limits for 30-day prescriptions of maintenance medication.