GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– The union that represents thousands of employees at the JBS beef plant says workers are getting a pay raise. JBS will give employees a $1.85 an hour wage increase.

JBS beef meat packing plant in Greeley

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Some workers at the Greeley plant walked off the job earlier this month over the pay dispute. At least 286 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Six have been killed by the virus.

The union says it will continue to fight for worker safety during the pandemic.