“The meat industry and the poultry industry have used the pandemic as an excuse to do things that they’ve always wanted to do anyway, because they have the mistaken belief that increasing line speeds leads to increasing profit,” Appelbaum said. “That’s counter-productive, because as more people become sick because of poultry companies’ policy, they’re going to produce less, not more.” – Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting

The abandonment of workers’ rights and safety has gone full speed ahead in the pandemic. With a lack of leadership from the Trump administration and an OSHA that is derelict in its duties of keeping workers safe, we find profits soaring almost as fast as illness and death is spreading.

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