There is an increased likelihood of serious injuries among poultry workers, who are disproportionately people of color and immigrants.Posted Jan 24, 2020
The rule change allows dangerous employers to hide workplace injuries, hindering efforts to identify and prevent such injuries.Posted Jan 24, 2019
As part of our efforts to strengthen health and safety protections for workers, NELP is dedicated to improving labor standards for poultry workers and protecting them from on-the-job harm, while taking their highly profitable employers to task for their mistreatment.
Workers’ compensation, often known as the “grand bargain,” is failing workers—big time. Over the past two decades, changes in state laws governing workers’ compensation—a system that has been in place for more than 100 years—have made it harder and harder for injured workers to receive adequate benefits, which are paltry when they are awarded. Further, an increasing number of studies confirm that only a fraction of injured workers receive any benefits at all. We hope the following resources will be useful to advocates working on improving their state’s workers’ compensation laws and preventing further rollbacks of these critical worker protections.