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22 Apr 2020


Venceremos delivers over 170 signatures from Tyson workers to Tyson management at the Berry St. Plant

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Over 170 Tyson workers have signed a petition demanding Tyson Foods provide full benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic...  As reported by Meatingplace, over 49 outbreaks have occurred at meat processing plants, and those numbers are likely far under-reported. Several facilities have closed, faced worker walkouts, or slowed production due to heightened concerns of worker mistreatment... “We, essential workers, deserve to have essential benefits to be able to perform our job safely during this pandemic,” said an anonymous worker at the Tyson Berry St plant. “If we get sick and die, there won’t be workers left to process the food we put on families’ tables every day.”... Last week, workers from the Berry St. plant were told there is one case of COVID19 at the plant, yet plant management has taken few actions to protect employees.

... “This is an urgent problem, and we must act now. Workers feel terrified of going to work because they’re so unprotected,” said Magaly Licolli, cofounder of Venceremos. “Day in and day out, workers find themselves caught between life and death as they head to work out of necessity, but they’re terrified they’re being led to slaughter.”