Denied bathroom breaks, workers are wearing diapers in U.S. poultry plants, Oxfam say


B00Mer
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Denied bathroom breaks, workers are wearing diapers in U.S. poultry plants, Oxfam says



Workers in plants run by the largest U.S. poultry producers are regularly being denied bathroom breaks and as a result some are reduced to wearing diapers while working on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report Wednesday.

“It’s not just their dignity that suffers: they are in danger of serious health problems,” said Oxfam America, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based global development group. The group works for a “just world without poverty” and focuses on topics ranging from refugees in Greece to malnutrition.

The report cited unnamed workers from Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Perdue Farms Inc. and Sanderson Farms Inc. who said that supervisors mock them, ignore requests and threaten punishment or firing. When they can go, they wait in long lines even though they are given limited time, sometimes 10 minutes, according to the report. Some workers have urinated or defecated themselves while working because they can’t hold on any longer, the report said. Some workers “restrict intake of liquids and fluids to dangerous degrees,” Oxfam said.



Conditions for workers in the meat industry have been known as being notoriously poor since the days of Upton Sinclair, the American author who wrote of abuses in his 1906 novel, “The Jungle.” In a 2015 report, Oxfam said the cost of cheap chicken in the U.S. is workers who face low wages, suffer elevated rates of injury and illness and face a climate of fear in the workplace. The industry was also highlighted in the 2008 documentary Food Inc.



Difficult Conditions

The conditions present difficulties, especially for menstruating or pregnant women, according to the latest report. Workers could also face medical problems, including urinary tract infections, and managers have told some workers to eat and drink less to avoid going to the bathroom, according to the report.
Sanderson Chief Financial Officer Mike Cockrell declined to comment on the Oxfam report in an e-mail.

Tyson said in an e-mailed statement that it does “not tolerate the refusal of requests to use the restroom.” Perdue said in an e-mailed response that the “anecdotes reported are not consistent” with the company’s policies and practices. Pilgrim’s Pride said in an e-mailed statement that “any allegations of the nature claimed by Oxfam, if proven, would be clear violations of company policy and would result in disciplinary action.”

“We value our team members and treat them with respect,” according to an e-mailed statement from Tyson. The company is “concerned about these anonymous claims, and while we currently have no evidence they’re true, are checking to make sure our position on restroom breaks is being followed and our team members’ needs are being met,” according to the statement.

source: Denied bathroom breaks, workers are wearing diapers in U.S. poultry plants, Oxfam says | National Post
 
EagleSmack
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Wearing diapers that American workers don't want to wear.

Are things becoming a wee bit clearer ya'll?
 
Frankiedoodle
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I don't doubt that this story is true. I just find it hard to believe that they are doing this kind of the u.s.
 
captain morgan
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I doubt that the staff even get 2-ply... Another Oxfam allegation to be sure
 
Ludlow
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Time for azzless trousers, a rope and a bucket.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Frankiedoodle View Post

I don't doubt that this story is true. I just find it hard to believe that they are doing this kind of the u.s.

Really? Try being a migrant worker and putting a thumb or finger print in a piece of fruit such as an apple or pear. You are sent back to the migrant living quarters for the day without pay. This was in Wayne County New York.

And is it even more clear why these are the jobs that Americans don't want to do ya'll?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Wearing diapers that American workers don't want to wear.

Are things becoming a wee bit clearer ya'll?

They are Black African Americans..

I guess after Donald Trump ships out the Mexicans.. Blacks will be taking the jobs ONLY Mexicans once did..



Comedian Paul Rodriguez said it best. Americans want to send Mexicans back home because they are taking the jobs but the white folks would rather pay Mexicans for cheap labor than pay an American an honest wage. Americans love Mexican food, Mexican music, Mexican culture l, Mexican women. Basically they want everything about the culture without the burden of the people having to come along with it. Send the Mexicans back. Have fun paying higher labor wages. By the at who is gonna build your homes? Buildings? Bridges and roads? Not Mexicans you want them gone. White people bitch about doing manual labor. Give it to the Mexicans they say. We don’t do that kind of work. We own big homes and luxury cars. They can do the dirty work and go home to a tiny house with 4 families in it. Since the beginning of this nation white people feel entitled. They feel they are better than Mexicans and blacks. They get offended and threatened when a minority takes a job from them. Mexicans were home on this land before the United States decided we’re taking over. How about you folks hop back on the mayflower and go back home….
Last edited by B00Mer; May 13th, 2016 at 05:37 PM..
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

They are Black African Americans..

That's just your imagination.

Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

. By the at who is gonna build your homes? Buildings? Bridges and roads?

Americans

Quote:

Not Mexicans you want them gone.

No, we want illegal immigrants gone.

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White people bitch about doing manual labor. Give it to the Mexicans they say.

No we don't.

Quote:

We don’t do that kind of work. We own big homes and luxury cars. They can do the dirty work and go home to a tiny house with 4 families in it. Since the beginning of this nation white people feel entitled. They feel they are better than Mexicans and blacks. They get offended and threatened when a minority takes a job from them.

How foolish. People who believe this are pretty dumb.

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Mexicans were home on this land before the United States decided we’re taking over. How about you folks hop back on the mayflower and go back home….

So when the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth they were greeted by.... Mexicans?! ROFL

lmao... you need a history lesson too!
 
B00Mer
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Stay in denial.. you TrumpOcrat.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPLL-3kmAEE
 
Curious Cdn
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Wait for it!

When the Klan's in power, the Naygras 'll get almost all of the jobs.

Without pay, though!

That's what made America great! Slavery!
 
Dixie Cup
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Wow!
 
DaSleeper
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This explains the OP............
https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore...limate-change/
 
Walter
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Another made up lefty horror story meant to de-industrialize the West.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Wait for it!

When the Klan's in power, the Naygras 'll get almost all of the jobs.

Without pay, though!

That's what made America great! Slavery!

What an idiot.
 
coldstream
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.. oops.. wrong thread..
Last edited by coldstream; May 14th, 2016 at 01:25 PM..
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

What an idiot.

azzless trousers, a bucket and a rope'll do the trick. Employees can relieve themselves right there on the azzembly line. Nose plugs optional.
 
JLM
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Some bosses can be real a$$holes! (I was lucky, I only got to work for a couple)
 
darkbeaver
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We value our team members.
 
Scooby
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America's selfish war against unions will bring more of this sort of suffering.
 
Remington1
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They should stop wearing diapers and just go on the floor or their pants, they would quickly be granted bathroom breaks again ) I simply don't believe this story.
 

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