The story was about US immigration policy, but my-oh-my what it said about working conditions in poultry processing plants.
A quick review of the bi-partisan Senate immigration reform bill reveals a few provisions related to workplace safety.
The death rate among individuals crossing illegally the U.S.-Mexico border reached an all-time high in 2012. Focusing on labor law enforcement, rather than border enforcement, could be a solution to the death toll.
Florida farmworkers’ wages: Pick 32 pounds of tomatoes, earn 50 cents, and Senators admit they know it
Subsistence wages, unsafe working and living conditions and hard labor describe the work life of many U.S. farm workers. The Senate's bi-partisan immigration reform plan may help to change this reality.