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The Trump Administration Is Pressuring Meatpacking Plants to Reopen

On Friday, the USDA issued a statement applauding 14 major meatpacking plants, across the country,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 9, 2020
Judge Dismisses Worker Safety Case Lodged Against Smithfield Foods

Meatpacking plants have become one of the most dangerous places to work in America during... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 7, 2020
Unsafe Workdays for Farmworkers Could Double by 2050 Due to Climate Change

In the United States, there are more than two million agriculture workers, who spend long,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
May 6, 2020
Trump to Order Meat Processing Plants to Stay Open

President Donald Trump has decided to compel meat processing plants to stay open, despite concerns... (more)

Alex Robinson
April 28, 2020
Meatpacking Plants Appear to Be Hotbeds for COVID-19 Outbreaks

Meat processing facilities are emerging as one of the largest and most concerning hotspots of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 24, 2020
Union Negotiates With JBS to Get Protections For Plant Workers

Workers at meatpacking and processing plants are rapidly finding themselves in COVID-19 hotspots. These workers... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 22, 2020
The Trump Administration Reportedly Wants to Cut Farmworker Wages

Certain workers, like grocery store clerks, were never before given much in the way of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 15, 2020
Trump Administration Takes Steps to Get Farmworkers into the Country

Figuring out how to get enough workers to keep the American agriculture industry going has... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 31, 2020
USDA Looks to Fill Labor Shortage With H-2A Workers Already Here

The American agricultural system depends on farmworker labor from outside the country. But in the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 20, 2020