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Facing Labor Shortage, Tyson to Ramp Up Automation in Processing Plants

The company hopes to “reduce labor costs” (aka cut jobs).

Dan Nosowitz
December 16, 2021
Biden Administration Returns to Trump-Era Theme: Increase Meat Processing Line Speeds

Many organizations note this could result in higher risk of injury to workers.

Dan Nosowitz
December 7, 2021
Cargill Meatpacking Plant Narrowly Averts Strike

Union workers at the High River, Alberta plant, which supplies about 40 percent of Canada’s... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
December 6, 2021
COVID-19 Infections and Deaths at Meatpacking Plants Much Higher Than Previously Thought

The new estimations are nearly three times higher than previous ones.

Dan Nosowitz
October 28, 2021
More Than 10,000 John Deere Employees Go on Strike

The company will use nonunion workers to keep operations going while union workers from 14... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 14, 2021
Biden Administration to Develop Heat-Related Workplace Protections

Agriculture is at the forefront of this effort.

Dan Nosowitz
September 22, 2021
USDA Announces Aid for Farm and Food Workers

Farmworkers, meatpacking workers and grocery store employees will be reimbursed up to $600 each.

Dan Nosowitz
September 8, 2021
OSHA fines Poultry Companies $1 Million after Deaths of Six Workers

Back in January, news broke that six poultry plant workers had died in a Georgia... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 30, 2021
How the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Is Affecting Farmworkers

One man is dead, and there are concerns that others could become seriously injured if... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 1, 2021
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