U.S. Poultry Workers Forced To Wear Diapers On The Job
A shocking report from Oxfam America reveals that workers in the largest U.S. poultry factories are being denied bathroom breaks. This has forced some of them to wear diapers while on the processing line.
“It’s not just their dignity that suffers: they are in danger of serious health problems,” said Oxfam America.
The report cited unnamed workers from Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Perdue Farms Inc. and Sanderson Farms Inc. who said that supervisors mock them, ignore requests and threaten punishment or firing. When they can go, they wait in long lines even though they are given limited time, sometimes 10 minutes, according to the report. Some workers have urinated or defecated themselves while working because they can’t hold on any longer, the report said. Some workers “restrict intake of liquids and fluids to dangerous degrees,” Oxfam said.
Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride and Purdue have responded that they do no refuse bathroom breaks for their workers.
This is horrible. Let the people pee! Jeez. And afterwards, please wash your hands.