Inter-American Human Rights Commission hears from meat and poultry workers about abuses

Inter-American Human Rights Commission hears from meat and poultry workers about abuses

It should also call upon the U.S. government to stop the USDA’s proposed rule, which will further increase already dangerous line speeds in poultry processing.\" Gwen Clements worked at a Kentucky poultry processing plant, layer-packing 47 chicken legs per minute. Many of my co-workers also suffered from the dangerously fast work speeds. Commissioners' questions following the testimony were focused mainly on better understanding the problem, including how meat and poultry processing conditions affect immigrants and how unions are, or could be, involved. With their appearance before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, poultry workers and advocates continue to show why we need to be just as concerned about working conditions as we are about food safety.

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