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As unions call for slower line speeds, COVID-19 spreads in Mississippi poultry plants

With workers sick and workforces depleted, two Mississippi poultry plants have permission to ratchet up processing line speeds to increase production during the pandemic — at the risk, union leaders say, of worker safety in one of the country’s most dangerous industries. Union leader Randy Hadley, who represents 3,000 Mississippi poultry workers, said COVID-19 has slowed job […]