Not Much Has Changed Since “The Jungle”

Midwest Organizations Appeal to International Forum Regarding Meatpacking Worker Safety

“For far too long, meatpacking workers have endured working conditions that violate their fundamental human rights and cause crippling injuries – with devastating effects on families and local communities, as well as food safety,” said Darcy Tromanhauser, director of Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrant Integration and Civic Participation Program. “Unrelenting production speed, alarming rates of injury, extreme temperatures, denial of bathroom use, and other supervisory abuse are conditions these workers face every day. We hope the IACHR petition furnishes the opportunity to raise public awareness and prompt proactive solutions by OSHA and Congress.”

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