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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with members of Children of Smithfield, a group that advocates for workers' rights and better working conditions for all meat packing workers.

Why Are Meat Processing Plants Reopening After Major COVID-19 Outbreaks?

May 5, 2020
Jeremy Fugleberg / Forum News Service


On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on the COVID crisis in meatpacking plants. At least 31 meat processing plants owned by Smithfield, JBS and Tyson Foods have had coronavirus outbreaks.

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about farmworkers and meat processing plant workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.