President Biden has halted an effort by the Trump administration to increase line speeds in poultry plants across the United States.
- The IUF reported recently that COVID-19 infections were more prevalent in poultry plants that had been authorized to allow faster lines speeds of 175 birds a minute
- Faster lines also increase the incidence of repetitive strain injuries
- The move is part of an action to put workers’ safety ahead of corporate profits as the Biden administration directs the federal health and safety authority (OSHA) to strengthen workplace safety
UFCW President Marc Perrone said, “President Biden is already showing the type of commitment to the health and safety of frontline food workers that the American people expect and deserve, including actions to strengthen OSHA workplace safety enforcement and stop the dangerous push to increase poultry plant line speeds.”