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October 20, 2020

USDA Urges Court To Reject Worker Safety Claims In Line Speed Suit

October 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking a federal district court to dismiss a suit from unions and a worker-safety group over its program that allows some poultry slaughterhouses to increase line speeds, arguing that they have shown no proof the higher speeds pose a “substantial” risk to workers. In an Oct. 9 motion , USDA says the plaintiffs in United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local No. 277, et al., v. USDA face a “high bar” to show...

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