OTOC Calls for Workers Protections in Nebraska Meatpacking Plants

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Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are calling on Gov. Ricketts and state industry leaders to ensure that packing plant workers, among Nebraska’s essential workers, remain safe by requiring essential protections: 6-foot spacing of workers, personal protective equipment, increased cleaning and inspections. Workers must also be given the following benefits to ensure healthy communities: paid sick leave to minimize spread and care for affected family members, job protection, shutdown pay and transparency.

Nebraska Needs Strong Action to Protect Packing WorkersOmaha World-Herald [pdf]