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Congress to Probe Covid-19 Impacts on US Meatpacking Workers

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Workers line up to enter the Tyson Foods port processing plant in Logansport, Indiana, May 7, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Michael Conroy This month, the United States House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an investigation into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on meatpacking workers. This is a welcome move, but to ensure lasting protections for these workers, Congress should look beyond the past year and address dangerous working conditions that allowed Covid-19 to rapidly spread in meatpacking facilities. Data collected by the…

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