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Meat Inspectors Union: USDA Enables Processors in Endangering Workers

Posted 8/3/20

The Trump Administration's failure to implement a coordinated public-health strategy to combat COVID-19 is putting the health and safety of the nation's 6,500 Meat and Poultry Inspectors at risk while further spreading the virus, according to the union that represents them.

The American Federation of Government Employees has been able to confirm the death of four United States Department of Agriculture Inspectors from the coronavirus, but Paula Schelling, the acting president of the union's National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, said management has refused to provide information on the status of other members.

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