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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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On November 10, 1933, workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota sat down on the job. Possibly the first sit-down strike in American history, the win these workers achieved helped set up the labor militancy of the New Deal era that revolutionized the lives of American labor. The Industrial Workers of the World had […]
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Good piece here that implicates everyday consumers and their desire for cheap meat in the broader immigration issue and how it helps exploit the poorest workers we have. Cheap meat is costly. At the Southern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station, Tenn., in a recent early-morning U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement raid with helicopters, armed federal […]
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