New Vaccine Mandates Cover More Workers — and Customers

The latest corporate vaccine mandates cover more types of workers — and customers.

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Beef Prices Are Rising as Bottlenecks Limit Supply

Demand for beef is spiking as people dine out and grill, but the profits aren’t being evenly distributed. Ranchers blame the big meatpacking companies.

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Chick-fil-A Accuses Poultry Suppliers of Price Fixing

The fast-food chain has named Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms and other producers in a lawsuit, which carries the latest allegations of price fixing in the industry.

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As Meat Plants Stayed Open to Feed Americans, Exports to China Surged

While lobbying to keep operating during the pandemic, the U.S. industry sent a record amount of pork to a country vital to its growth.

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Tyson Foods Worker Urges Company To Slow Down So They Can Social Distance

Poultry plants continue to run processing lines at a breakneck speed, making it impossible for workers to social distance.

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Pilgrim’s Pride Chief Executive Is Accused of Price Fixing

The charges are the first in a Justice Department investigation involving several other major chicken producers.

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As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive

Emails show local officials received conflicting signals from state leaders and meatpacking companies about how much information to release about outbreaks in plants.

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Pork Chops vs. People: Battling Coronavirus in an Iowa Meat Plant

After President Trump’s executive order, meat plants are reopening. Can they do so without endangering their low-wage workers and their communities?

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Powerful Meat Industry Holds More Sway After Trump’s Order

The executive action signals that decisions around whether to close or reopen plants should be driven by the federal government, not local authorities.

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Chickens Are Killed by Delaware Plant as Workers Are Depleted by Covid-19

An industry group said nearly 2 million chickens were “depopulated” at the plant’s farms in Delaware and Maryland because of staffing challenges from illness and quarantines.

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Tight-Knit Company Towns Reel as Coronavirus Rolls Through

Cases are leveling off in some coastal cities, but outbreaks are mounting in processing plants and factories in Midwestern towns.

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The Food Chain’s Weakest Link: Slaughterhouses

A relatively small number of plants process much of the beef and pork in the United States, and some of them have closed because workers are getting sick.

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Poultry Worker’s Death Highlights Spread of Coronavirus in Meat Plants

Some employees are coming in sick, and one woman died after being ordered back to work. “Our work conditions are out of control,” a longtime Tyson employee said.

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