There’s a Chance You’re Not Going to Want to Eat Chicken for Dinner This Week
An eye-opening report from Oxfam America this week highlights a disturbing trend in poultry processing plants: Workers are often denied adequate bathroom breaks to the point where they wear diapers to work and simply go to the bathroom as they are preparing the chicken that’s going to be on your dinner plate. “No Relief” is a three year study by Oxfam and partner organizations that details the “dangers” and “blows to their dignity” that poultry workers face on a daily basis.
From the report:
“While the poultry industry today enjoys record profits and pumps out billions of chickens, the reality of life inside the processing plant remains grim and dangerous. Workers earn low wages, suffer elevated rates of injury and illness, toil in difficult conditions, and have little voice in the workplace. “Despite all that, though, workers say the thing that offends their dignity most is simple: lack of adequate bathroom breaks, and the suffering that entails, especially for women.”in-depth look at the plight many workers and former workers face. Full details of the report can be read here.
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