As Election Day approaches in the Maryland, a candidate for Montgomery County Executive and one for Governor of Maryland join us for the Politics Hour.
Chicken is America’s favorite meat, but the price for workers in poultry plants may be high. Oxfam recently released a report alleging that poultry workers–including those in Maryland’s huge chicken processing plants–are routinely denied bathroom breaks, to the point that some workers wear diapers while on the job. This follows a report last year alleging poor working conditions, including a high injury rate, low pay and a culture of fear for many immigrant workers.
- Roberto Ferdman Reporter for the Washington Post's Wonkblog
- Oliver Gottfried Senior Advocacy and Collaborations Advisor, Oxfam America
- Debbie Berkowitz Senior Fellow for Worker Safety and Health, National Employment Law Project
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