Stories tagged: "workplace safety"


Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7Republican state Assembly representatives speak without protective face masks during floor debate on a bill related to COVID-19 on Jan. 7
Legislative Republicans Not Only Defend Toxic Workplaces, They’ve Created One

After months of inaction, the GOP’s return has spread disingenuousness, misinformation, and likely a dangerous virus.

The Seneca Foods vegetable processing plant in Cumberland as seen in a 2014 aerial photo on the plant's Facebook page where work shifts are posted daily in English and Spanish.
This Rural County Doubled Its COVID-19 Cases in a Week

Barron County outbreak blamed on a vegetable processing plant and social gatherings.

In this May 20, 2020 file photo, residents held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they returned to their shifts after the plant had been closed because of a coronavirus outbreak in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves File)
Workers of Color Make Up 87% of Coronavirus Infections in Meat Plants

A new CDC report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that most infections were among people of color.

Workers in health care, hospitality, food processing and other industries say the Wisconsin Supreme Court order to kill the safer at home rules will make workplaces less safe.
Killing ‘Safer at Home’ Means a Lot of People Won’t Feel Safer at Work

Progress made in containing coronavirus in Wisconsin may already be backsliding

The city council in Green Bay will consider a proposal on Tuesday to direct some of its federal coronavirus aid directly to frontline workers
Green Bay Plans to Give $100K to Frontline Workers – Including Meatpackers

The city plans to use some of its federal coronavirus relief to help essential workers.

The meatpackers of today deserve the respect shown to packers since Green Bay's original Acme Packers football team.
Support the Packers. All the Packers.

For more than a century, meatpackers have been taken for granted as ‘not regular folks.’ That should change.

Why You Don’t Know About The COVID Outbreak At Your Local Grocery Store
Brown County Stops Releasing Food Factory COVID-19 Stats

Officials say they’ll let companies disclose workplace stats. The companies are saying ‘no.’