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See, the goal of Donald Trump and all his enablers has always been to make the lives of the poor as bad as possible, especially if there’s money in it for them. So that “administration,” if we can really use that word to describe those four years, implemented new rules that allowed pork processing plants […]
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OSHA’s Failures

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On April 9, 2021
The only time the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has even come close to living up to its potential was when Eula Bingham led the agency in the Carter years. Once Reagan got to town, he decimated the agency and it’s never recovered, a victim of low funding and corporate capture. It’s hasn’t been much […]
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Just a Fun Side Bet

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On November 18, 2020
Good lord: A wrongful death lawsuit tied to COVID-19 infections in a Waterloo pork processing plant alleges that during the initial stages the pandemic, Tyson Foods ordered employees to report for work while supervisors privately wagered money on the number of workers who would be sickened by the deadly virus. Earlier this year, the family […]
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Sure, the meatpacking plants are now slightly less horrible than they were before COVID-19 forced the industry to make slight changes so their workers didn’t get sick and die. But those changes are minor, probably temporary, and often aren’t enough even right now to keep workers safe. It’s been three weeks since President Donald Trump’s […]
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