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Senators Murray, Cantwell Urge Action to Ensure Worker Safety at Meat Processing Plants as Trump Administration Pressures them to Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate health and labor committee, and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and a group of 28 Democratic Senators to raise […]

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Wyden, Merkley Urge Action to Ensure Worker Safety as Trump Administration Pressures Meat Processing Plants to Open

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today raised new concerns about the Trump administration’s Executive Order pressuring meat processing plants to open without verifying the necessary safety measures to protect workers and the food supply.  The […]

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Some blame meatpacking workers, not plants, for virus spread

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coronavirus hotspots erupted at major U.S. meatpacking plants, experts criticized extremely tight working conditions that made the factories natural high risk contagion locations. But some Midwestern politicians have pointed the finger […]