Thanksgiving draws attention to poultry workers’ safety

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Meatpacking-128Today, as the Thanksgiving turkey gets pardoned by the President and as Americans get ready to spend time with their families for the holiday, we would like to highlight some excellent blog posts and articles that call attention to how a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture would be harmful to consumer and worker safety.

These posts clearly demonstrate why it’s time to address the punishing speed of work in meat and poultry plants across the country.

The Pump Handle: Thanksgiving turkey gets Presidential pardon – turkey workers, however, can’t get a break

The Pump Handle: Poultry industry says it’s being “framed as poster boy for unsafe workplaces”

In These Times: This Thanksgiving, spare a moment to consider Turkey Plant Workers

Huffington Post: What’s for Thanksgiving? Hopefully Not More Crippling Pain for Poultry Workers

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Omaid is a staff attorney with Nebraska Appleseed's Immigrants & Communities Program.

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