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Dirty Dozen 2023

National COSH National Council for Occupational Safety and Health
Workers' Memorial Week honors workers who have become sick, injured, or lost their lives on the job. The 2023 Dirty Dozen are companies which put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices.

This job is killing me: Not a metaphor

Shaun Richman Unionist
One study showed that temps in construction and manufacturing suffer twice the rate of injuries as directly-employed workers. Clearly, OSHA needs to be updated to keep up with corporate chicanery.


The Hellish Conditions Facing Workers At Chicken Processing Plants

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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