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Blood, Sweat, And Fear: Workers’ Rights In U.S. Meat And Poultry Plants, Lance A. Compa Jan 2004

Blood, Sweat, And Fear: Workers’ Rights In U.S. Meat And Poultry Plants, Lance A. Compa

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[Excerpt] This report covers workers’ rights in the U.S. meat and poultry industry in three broad areas of human rights concern: worker health and safety and related rights to compensation for workplace injuries, freedom of association, and the status of immigrant workers. It follows Unfair Advantage: Workers’ Freedom of Association in the United States under International Human Rights Standards, a Human Rights Watch report published in 2000.4 Based on an examination of a dozen industrial and service sectors of the U.S. economy in as many states, Unfair Advantagedocumented widespread violations of workers’ organizing rights and severe ...