The New Yorker: Exploitation and Abuse at the Chicken Plant

“Case Farms plants are among the most dangerous workplaces in America. In 2015 alone, federal workplace-safety inspectors fined the company nearly two million dollars, and in the past seven years it has been cited for two hundred and forty violations. That’s more than any other company in the poultry industry except Tyson Foods, which has more than thirty times as many employees.”

“‘It’s an industry that targets the most vulnerable group of workers and brings them in,’ Debbie Berkowitz, OSHA’s former senior policy adviser, told me. ‘And when one group gets too powerful and stands up for their rights they figure out who’s even more vulnerable and move them in.’”

Read the complete article at The New Yorker.

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