2020-05-04 11:54:00

COVID Surges in Meat Plants as Activists Demand Worker Safety & Meatless Mondays

At least 20 workers at meat processing plants have died from COVID-19. Around 5,000 have tested positive, but President Trump invoked an executive order to bar local governments from closing meat plants.

DN hears from meat plant workers and organizers about conditions during the pandemic and speaks with Sindy Benavides, CEO of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

This group is supporting the workers with a virtual town hall on food worker safety with presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and calling for Meatless May Mondays.

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