Photo credit: Earl Dotter/Oxfam America
This week, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rosa DeLauro sent an open letter to the Department of Agriculture regarding plans to increase line speeds in poultry processing plants nationwide. Line speeds have been rapidly increasing in recent years, making an already dangerous job even more hazardous.
Many of the working people in these plants are women, often undocumented, who feel like they have no recourse to increased line speeds, management refusal to allow bathroom and water breaks, and other serious labor and human rights violations.
Click below to read the full letter and stay tuned for more information on how you can take action to improve working conditions in poultry plants during the week of Thanksgiving, the holidays, and into the new year.