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The bill would suspend and prohibit any line speed increases in meatpacking plants during the pandemic.
The rule would have allowed poultry plants to dramatically increase line speeds, leading to more worker injuries.
Study reveals poor safety records of 15 plants that received line speed waivers in April.
A new USDA rule would remove all line-speed limits in pork plants, putting both workers and consumers at risk.
This is a dangerous step backwards in worker and food safety.
USDA wants to speed up pig slaughter lines and reduce government inspectors in pork plants.
The USDA relied on a flawed analysis that downplayed the dangers posed to workers on hog processing lines.
Poultry workers already suffer staggeringly high rates of work-related injury and illnesses—rates 60 percent higher than the average worker.