Stories tagged: "meat plants"


In this May 20, 2020 file photo, residents held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they returned to their shifts after the plant had been closed because of a coronavirus outbreak in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves File)
Workers of Color Make Up 87% of Coronavirus Infections in Meat Plants

A new CDC report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that most infections were among people of color.

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Union Leader: We Wish Trump Cared About People as Much as He Does Meat

The president invoked the Defense Production Act to compel meat processing plants to stay open after many had shut down following outbreaks of COVID-19 among their workers.