Three meat-packing employees filed a class-action antitrust lawsuit alleging that the majority of the largest meatpacking companies in the U.S. have conspired to keep workers' wages low in order to control costs since at least 2014. Defendants include JBS USA Food Company, Smithfield Foods, Inc., Cargill Inc., Hormel Foods Corp., Triumph Foods, LLC, American Foods Group, LLC, Perdue Farms, Inc., and several of their subsidiaries that collectively produce about 80% of the beef and pork sold to U.S. consumers. The lawsuit also names two consulting companies as defendants. Plaintiffs are seeking declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, and damages.