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The Sacrificed Food Workers

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On June 21, 2020
I’ve talked plenty about the impact of COVID-19 on food workers. Already some of the worst treated workers in America, no one cared about them until those conditions could affect consumers. And finally people paid attention, probably up to the precise moment that COVID is under control and not a second longer. Living conditions for […]
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Not only does meatpacking not have to be COVID-19’s favorite place to spread, but the other horrible conditions that define this industry don’t have to be that way either. In fact, they weren’t for about two decades, thanks to organizing through the United Packinghouse Workers of America and Amalgamated Meat Cutters. An excerpt from Jake […]
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In this era of American ethnic cleansing, the roundup and deportation of Latin American migrants to a near certain fate of poverty and shockingly likely fates of violence and death to make white people feel good about themselves is one of the most depressing facets of the United States. What most of us may well […]
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The 21st Century Jungle

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On January 5, 2018
Upton Sinclair wrote his 1906 famous book to expose the horrible lives of slaughterhouse workers. But, much to his disappointment, Americans focused upon the horrible meat they were ingesting and didn’t much care about the workers he described or the socialist politics he hoped to inspire. It’s not too different today. Eric Scholsser’s Fast Food […]
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