June 27, 2008 The Pump Handle 0Comment

Remember the excellent Charlotte Observer series on poultry workers? If you missed it the first time, it’s well worth a read. After a 22-month investigation, reporters conveyed a grim picture: poultry-plant workers suffer high rates of crippling injuries, but fear losing their jobs if they complain; companies cover up the problems, and OSHA lets them off easy.

Tonight on PBS, Bill Moyers’ Journal and Expose: America’s Investigative Reports “go inside America’s poultry industry, which employs almost a quarter million workers nationwide, to show the reality of working conditions and to investigate how official statistics showing a drop in workplace injuries may have been the result of deceptive reporting.” 

DC folks can watch the show on WETA at 9pm tonight; others should check local listings.

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