July 24, 2020

Warren, Booker call for OSHA standards for meatpacking plants in next relief package

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called on Friday for the next coronavirus relief package to include new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards as a way to address the ongoing issues at meatpacking plants during the pandemic.

OSHA, a division of the Labor Department, has declined to impose a nationwide COVID-19 work safety standard through an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), despite months of calls to do so from unions, Democrats and worker advocates.

Warren and Booker opened an investigation into the top meatpacking companies in June over allegations that they exploited workers, increased prices for American consumers and exported a record amount of meat to China during the coronavirus pandemic.

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By:  Alex Gangitano
Source: The Hill