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: , , |

Poultry Workers, Already at Risk From COVID-19, Sue USDA Over Dangerous Line Speeds

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and five of its local unions represented by Public Citizen Litigation Group filed a federal lawsuit today to end U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers allowing poultry plants to increase production line speeds and further endanger workers already facing elevated risks [...]

2020-07-29T22:58:37+00:00July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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