Meat packer rights bill gutted
ST. PAUL - Senators gutted a meat packer employee bill of rights proposal in a Monday committee meeting faster than an experienced packer can gut a cow.
But another Senate committee could put many of the details back in.
Sen. James Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, said at least he has "brought an awareness to the issue," even if the bill is much weaker than it when first debated a week ago.
"I started with a whole loaf of bread and ended with two slices," Metzen said.