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August 8, 2020

Unions File Worker Safety Suit Over USDA Poultry Line-Speed Program

July 30, 2020 at 6:18 PM
Labor unions and the group Public Citizen are asking a federal district court to scrap the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) program that allows poultry slaughterhouses to raise their line speeds above regulatory maximums, saying it violates a 2014 rule for the sector that the Trump administration never withdrew or amended. Plaintiffs in United Food And Commercial Workers Union, Local No. 227, et al. v. USDA say USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) violated its own rules when it...

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