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The Hellish Conditions Facing Workers At Chicken Processing Plants

BRYCE COVERT thinkprogress.org
Poultry worker average about $11 an hour, or between $20,000 and $25,000 a year. For every dollar spent on a chicken product, a worker sees just two cents. That kind of pay qualifies a poultry worker with two children for food stamps and free school lunches. And they still might not see all of their promised pay. They often working more than 40 hours a week — they’re required to stay at most plants until all chickens are processed — but rarely get overtime pay.

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Media Matters Staff Votes To Join Union

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
The staff of Media Matters for America voted overwhelmingly to unionize and join Service Employees International Union. The local they are joining represents other workers in the DC nonprofit world, including Public Citizen, Oxfam America and the United States Student Association.
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