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Trump Signs Executive Order Keeping Meatpacking Plants Open Amid Rise in Worker Deaths

President Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday night forcing US meatpacking plants to remain open, despite Covid-19 outbreaks at facilities leading to the deaths of plant workers across the country. The order comes after many of the nation’s largest meat processors closed or slowed production due to the rise in infections. As Human Rights Watch reported last week, workers are enduring the pandemic amid fewer safety protections due to rollbacks implemented by the Trump administration before the pandemic.  In issuing his executive order, Trump cited the Defense Production Act in order to deem…

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