President Biden acts to protect poultry workers by stopping dangerous line speed increases

President Biden has halted an effort by the Trump administration to increase line speeds in poultry plants across the United States. The IUF reported recently that COVID-19 infections were more prevalent in poultry plants that had been authorized to allow faster lines speeds of 175 birds a minute Faster lines [...]

2021-02-05T00:04:06+00:00February 5th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Trump administration approved faster line speeds at chicken plants. Those facilities are more likely to have covid-19 cases.

The Trump administration allowed 15 poultry plants to increase slaughter line speeds during the pandemic, an action that boosts production and makes it more difficult for workers to maintain space between one another. It also appears to have hastened the spread of the coronavirus. Now the outgoing administration is rushing [...]

2021-01-04T23:28:18+00:00January 4th, 2021|Tags: , |

More than half of Latino workers in meat, poultry plants got COVID-19, CDC says

Latino workers at meat and chicken processing plants have been the hardest hit by coronavirus, accounting for 56 percent of cases reported in plants in 21 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The latest CDC data, published Tuesday, reinforces alarms raised as meat and chicken facilities and [...]

2020-07-13T21:30:12+00:00July 13th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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