NWA Poultry Workers in Washington D.C.

Members of the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center are in Washington, D.C., Thursday (Feb. 27) to testify against a proposal aimed at increasing processing line speeds at poultry plants.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finalizing a rule to increase processing line speeds from 140 birds per minute to 175.

Workers in Northwest Arkansas say this new rule would increase injuries among workers and threaten food safety.

The rule is expected to take effect this April.

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