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American Prospect: Nebraska Meatpacking Workers Continue to Struggle During the Pandemic

Posted by Tony Vargas · August 11, 2020

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For Vargas, this amendment is personal. The son of Peruvian immigrants, both his parents worked in factories while he was growing up and his father, who lived in New York City, died from COVID-19 earlier this year.

More than 30 people testified during the three-hour-plus hearing, including community organizers, union reps, and plant workers. From these testimonies, a few common complaints arose, some of which were unique to COVID-19 while others aligned with long-standing grievances.

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