The EEOC alleges in a lawsuit against Wayne Farms, a poultry-processing company, that its attendance policy results in injured workers being fired. That's a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
After more than a decade, OSHA used its "general duty clause" to issue citations to a poultry processing firm for ergonomic hazards.
The Obama Administration still has time to abandon its ill-conceived new regulation on poultry inspection. We'll see if the Administration decides to treat poultry workers better than the firms that employ them.
Will Tom Vilsack’s USDA keep its promise to poultry plant workers about their grueling, disabling work?
The USDA Secretary tells Congress that his agency still plans to implement a new poultry slaughter inspection system that will allow producers to drastically increase line speeds, while a disturbing new report on poultry workers in Alabama explain the harmful effects of the current working conditions.