Poultry Workers Denied Bathroom Breaks

Poultry workers are being denied bathroom breaks and thus forced to wear diapers, according to a recently released report from Oxfam. Not only is denying employees bathroom breaks a potential safety problem, particularly for pregnant women, but it also shows a pattern of abuse toward unskilled workers that seems to be alarmingly common. Three of the companies accused of abusing employees — Tyson, Perdue and Pilgrim’s — are very large and well-known corporations.

Employee dignity is an issue that deserves more attention, and our campaign aims to accomplish just that.

 

 

 

Noam Chomsky on the Bernie Sanders Phenomenon

Noam Chomsky had some interesting things to say about the Bernie Sanders phenomenon, calling Sanders a “decent, honest person.” In the clip from Democracy Now, he points out that the policies pushed by Sanders are supported by a majority of Americans, and that President Eisenhower would not have been surprised by his views. He says today’s Democrats are the moderate Republicans of the past. He thus believes the characterization of Sanders as a “radical” or “extremist” is erroneous.