photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, via Flickr
Dear friends of farm and poultry workers,
Did you know that North Carolina ranks 4th in the nation in the poultry industry and generates close to $3 billion in cash receipts? Line speeds at poultry processing plants are dangerously fast--resulting in frequent injuries and even death-- and inspections are few...Yet the US Department of Agriculture is proposing to allow faster line speeds and looser industry rules which will put poultry workers at even greater risk.
Join us and our allies across the nation this Thanksgiving as we take a minute to tweet at the USDA and the US Department of Labor to demand dignity and safety for the workers who helped bring turkey to our tables. Use the hashtag #pardonme and send a message to: @USDAFoodSafety and @LaborSec or click on the "tweet" link in the sentence above.
Read an action alert from our friends at National Council of La Raza and the Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center here.
Find more facts on the NC poultry industry here.
After you tweet, tell you friends and family to do the same! Let's stand up for the workers who put food on our table this Thanksgiving.