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Final Settlements Inked in Delaware Poultry Plant Pollution Lawsuits

Apr 14 2021 // A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local...

Many Meatpackers, Other Food Workers Still Waiting for Vaccines

Mar 3 2021 // COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of U.S. meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened...

Democratic House Chairs Urge N95 Mask Requirement for Meatpacking Plant Workers

Mar 2 2021 // Key Democratic House Committee chairs asked the Biden administration to require N95 air filtration masks to protect against the spread of Covid-19 at meatpacking plants, prisons and other risky workplaces. The letter sent...

Worker Injuries Rise as Oklahoma Pork Plant Speeds Up Slaughtering

Feb 23 2021 // One of America’s leading pig slaughterhouses is running faster than ever as meatpackers hustle to keep pork in grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plant worker Hector Ixquier says it’s time to slow...

Investigators Focus on Conveyor Belt in Georgia Poultry Plant Deaths

Feb 10 2021 // Problems with the operation of a conveyer belt system that transported chicken for freezing appear to be the cause of a liquid nitrogen release that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant, federal...

Investigators Seek Cause of Nitrogen Leak that Killed 6 at Georgia Poultry Plant

Feb 1 2021 // The investigation into a deadly liquid nitrogen leak at a Georgia poultry plant continued Saturday with authorities saying they were trying to determine what caused a break in the recently installed system. Six workers...

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