As Americans from coast-to-coast prepare for Thanksgiving, worker advocates are calling on CEOs of America’s largest poultry companies to raise wages, improve safety conditions and guarantee fair treatment for workers who help feed millions of American families.
Three advocacy organizations – Interfaith Worker Justice, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) and the Western North Carolina Workers Center – today released copies of letters to:
- Jim Perdue, CEO of Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD
- Joe F. Sanderson, CEO of Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS
- Bill Lovette, President and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, Greeley, CO
Advocates cite low wages with scant benefits; high rates of injury among poultry workers; and a climate of fear and intimidation inside poultry plants as conditions that require immediate attention.More ...