Mississippi is a right-to-work state. A good working
relationship between labor and management has always
existed in Leake County. There is only one union in
Leake County – the Retail, Wholesale Department Store
Union. The contract began in 1992 at Choctaw Maid
Farms, Inc. which is now Tyson Foods. At present,
about 25% of the 2,000 employees pay union dues.
Mississippi has less than 6%
unionization in the manufacturing sector and less than
8% unionization overall.