The children of meatpackers are demanding that plants provide PPE and safer working conditions

Meatpacking plants across the U.S. have frequently become Covid-19 hot spots, with at least 40,000 of the industry’s workers testing positive for the virus so far. Now, the children of meatpacking workers are speaking out on behalf of their parents, many of whom are immigrants and refugees, about the unsafe working conditions and lack of personal protective equipment inside these facilities. For Latino USA and The Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN), Esther Honig spoke to the daughter of Smithfield employees in Crete, Nebraska about why she and other adult children are advocating for their parents’ safety. 

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