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Farmworker Groups Ask for Prioritization in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Workers in the agricultural and food production fields have been hit especially hard by COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
Tyson Plant Managers Placed Bets on COVID-19 Case Numbers: Lawsuit

Meatpacking plants have proven to be one of rural America’s worst vectors for spreading COVID-19.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2020
Trump Administration to Freeze Wages of H-2A Farmworkers

The Department of Labor has finalized new rules that advocates say will limit farmworkers’ hourly... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2020
Washington State Supreme Court Rules Farmworkers Are Entitled to Overtime Pay

There are many ways in which agricultural labor—despite being difficult, dangerous, and necessary—is treated differently... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 11, 2020
Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers From COVID-19

The federal labor department’s Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will fine Smithfield... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 11, 2020
The Country’s Most Productive Farmland Is Now One of Its Worst COVID-19...

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom called the Central Valley “our biggest area of concern.”... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
August 5, 2020
Senators Slam Meat Companies’ Lack of Transparency

In late June, prominent senators (and former presidential candidates) Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker opened... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 28, 2020
COVID-19 Slams Washington’s Apple and Sweet Cherry Pickers

It isn’t just meatpacking plants that have been hotspots for COVID-19 to spread within the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
July 10, 2020
Families of COVID-19 Meatpacking Plant Victims Sue Tyson Foods

Meatpacking plants have become a focus of the fight against COVID-19. Working in one of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 30, 2020
Despite Their Title, Essential Workers Need Food Stamps More Than Others

You might assume that those workers designated as “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic would be... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 20, 2020
Meatpacking Plant Employees Refuse to Work

Meatpacking plants have been declared essential, but they’ve also proven to be disastrously fertile contagion... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 18, 2020