On the day that Arkansas-based Tyson Foods announced $461 million in quarterly profits, a survey of Arkansas poultry workers found 91% did not have paid sick leave.
NIOSH is one of those federal agencies that prefers to lie quietly in the background. But when USDA misconstrued a NIOSH report on poultry worker injuries, the agency took notice and created some waves.
It's bad enough having President Obama and his USDA pushing a new poultry inspection process that will injure workers. Now we have seven Democratic Senators who are also eager to screw the workers.
As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the White [...]
Salmonella, crippled workers, tortured chickens, and toxic chemicals: Surely USDA is now ready to ditch its plan to “modernize” poultry inspection
How much more evidence does Secretary Vilsack need before he scraps the USDA's ill-conceived proposal to "modernize" the poultry slaughter inspection process?
USDA continues to insist that worker safety concerns are OSHA's responsibility, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that its proposed rule to "modernize" poultry slaughter inspection with dizzying line speeds will injure workers.