NWA Poultry Workers in Washington D.C.

Posted on: 8:09 am, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:14am, February 27, 2014

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.

1 Comment

  • Sarah 1 says:

    Hopefully Channel 5 will let us know the result of the inquiry. Lobbyists for the big poultry companies, local firms as well as other states, pad the wallets of our politicians and generally not for the betterment of our factory workers and the public.

    This is important.

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