Business as Usual at Smithfield Plant

TAR HEEL -- It's been mostly business as usual Monday morning at the Smithfield food plant in Tar Heel despite a protest.

Many union workers said they would walk off the job if the company did not give them a paid holiday for Martin Luther King Junior Day, but a spokesman for Smithfield foods says only a handful of people are actually protesting. He says the company wasn't given enough time to consider their request.

A union spokesperson says a larger walkout may happen Thursday afternoon.

Reported by Sarah Warlick