Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal

Working in meatpacking plants has always been dangerous. A recent study shows that it became deadlier in the era of COVID-19, even as company profits soared. This analysis, published in December 2020, estimates that 6%-8% of all COVID-19 cases and 3%-4% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. through July 21, 2020, were tied to meat … Continue reading Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal