Items Tagged with 'Meat production'



Trump orders meatpacking plants to remain open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Washington — Two days after OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued voluntary interim guidance aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 among workers in the meatpacking and poultry-processing industries, President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 and declared the facilities “critical infrastructure” in an Executive Order intended to keep meatpacking facilities open.
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Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry

State audit finds flaws in Minnesota meatpacker protections

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry needs to more effectively implement a law intended to protect meatpacking workers, and the legislature should make changes to clarify the law, according to a report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor.
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