Labor

Remembering the Food Workers We’ve Lost to COVID-19 Part 4

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an incalculable toll on the food industry workers of America,... (more)

Shea Swenson
How Much Did Meatpacking Plants Spread COVID-19?

During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, it was major cities that felt the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 10, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Case on Allowing Union Organizers Access to Farmworkers

The Supreme Court of the United States this week heard arguments on behalf of a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 24, 2021
USDA Inspector General Probes COVID-19 Protection of Meat Inspectors

The meat-processing industry, as is well known by just about everyone at this point, was... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 9, 2021
Congress Is Investigating Meatpacking Plants for COVID-19 Safety Violations

In April of 2020, then-President Donald Trump issued an executive order to keep meatpacking plants... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 2, 2021
State Department Issues Travel Ban Exemption for South African Farmworkers

In response to an emerging strain of coronavirus that has vaccine-makers scrambling and public-health experts... (more)

Josh Voorhees
January 29, 2021
Biden Administration Freezes Proposed Line Speed Increases in Poultry Plants

The Trump administration’s quest to allow for faster meat processing may have hit a snag:... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 26, 2021
Biden Administration Withdraws Pending Changes for H-2A Farmworkers

The Biden administration has withdrawn new regulations that would have reduced reimbursements some temporary foreign... (more)

Alex Robinson
January 21, 2021
Trump Administration Finalizes Changes to H-2A Farmworker Program

Generally, when a piece of news is released on a Friday before a long weekend,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 19, 2021
Report finds Workers at Brazilian Beef Farms Supplying JBS Suffer ‘Conditions Similar...

JBS is the largest meat processor in the world. But that size seems to make... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 7, 2021
Federal Meat Plant Inspectors Reportedly Told to Work Despite COVID-19 Exposure

Conditions at meatpacking plants have led to an explosion in COVID-19, with facilities becoming major... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
December 15, 2020