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Meatpacking Workers' Perceptions Of Working Conditions, Psychological Contracts And Organizational Justice, María Teresa Gastón Aug 2011

Meatpacking Workers' Perceptions Of Working Conditions, Psychological Contracts And Organizational Justice, María Teresa Gastón

Student Work

What are Latino immigrants’ beliefs about the obligations of their employers in the meatpacking industry? How fairly do they feel they are treated as workers? This study explores these questions in the context of U.S. meatpacking history and theories of psychological contract and organizational justice. Perceptions of informational justice, interpersonal justice, procedural justice, safety, satisfaction, and psychological contract of 429 line workers in five Nebraska communities were assessed. Differences by union status, gender, and work site were explored. Evidence of low procedural justice and high injury rates confirm reports of dangerous working conditions for both men and women. Advantages ...


Death And Disability In The Heartland: Corporate (Mis)Conduct, Regulatory Responses, And The Plight Of Latino Workers In The Meatpacking Industry, Anna-Maria Wahl, Steven E. Gunkel, Thomas W. Sanchez Oct 2000

Death And Disability In The Heartland: Corporate (Mis)Conduct, Regulatory Responses, And The Plight Of Latino Workers In The Meatpacking Industry, Anna-Maria Wahl, Steven E. Gunkel, Thomas W. Sanchez

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications

Death and disability remain serious problems in the meatpacking industry, which increasingly depends on Latino workers. Here we examine these problems and the dynamics that heighten and minimize the hazards encountered in meatpacking plants. Drawing from published and unpublished sources, we provide statistical profiles and ethnographic accounts to capture the health and safety risks Latino workers face in the meatpacking plants of Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Guided by recent research in labor market segmentation and the politics of social regulation, we trace the increased risk of injury and illness for Latinos to three intersecting dynamics: corporate conduct and misconduct on ...


The Open Shop, Volume Ii Number 3, Business Men's Association Of Omaha May 1921

The Open Shop, Volume Ii Number 3, Business Men's Association Of Omaha

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The Open Shop, Volume Ii Number I, Business Men's Association Of Omaha Feb 1921

The Open Shop, Volume Ii Number I, Business Men's Association Of Omaha

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The Open Shop, Number Ten, Business Men's Association Of Omaha Oct 1920

The Open Shop, Number Ten, Business Men's Association Of Omaha

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The Open Shop, Number Nine, Business Men's Association Of Omaha Sep 1920

The Open Shop, Number Nine, Business Men's Association Of Omaha

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The Open Shop, Number Five, Business Men's Association Of Omaha Jan 1920

The Open Shop, Number Five, Business Men's Association Of Omaha

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