It appears current workers at the problem-plagued Postville meatpacking plant could get some of their unpaid wages this week. A sign at the plant tells workers Thursday is the day they can collect their paycheck that’s three weeks past due. The sign advises last week’s paychecks will be issued this Friday.

Hundreds of workers ferried into Postville to fill the jobs held by those arrested in May’s immigration raid at the plant have been without pay for weeks, dependent on donations of food and facing the possibility their heat and electricity will be disconnected.

The kosher meatpacking plant is closed today, but managers say it may reopen Thursday to begin slaughtering chickens.

(Thanks to Jeff Abbas of KPVL Radio for contributing to this report.)