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Meat plant workers to Trump: Employees aren't going to show up

Source: CNN

Meat processing plant workers are concerned about President Donald Trump's executive order that compels plants to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. Some say they expect staff will refuse to come to work.

"All I know is, this is crazy to me, because I can't see all these people going back into work," said Donald, who works at Tyson's Waterloo, Iowa, facility. "I don't think people are going to go back in there."

On Tuesday, Trump signed the order after some companies, such as Tyson Foods, were considering only keeping 20% of their facilities open. The vast majority of processing plants could have shut down which would have reduced processing capacity in the country by as much as 80%, an official familiar with the order told CNN.

"I just don't know how they're going to do it when there are people dying and getting really sick," said an employee of Tyson's Independence, Iowa, plant. "Who's to say people are even gonna show up to work?"



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/29/business/meat-processing-plant-workers-reaction-executive-order/index.html



This needs to be pushed to the forefront. These are workers in states that went for Trump in the last election. Their story, and the story of what Trump is doing to them now needs to be brought to the front of the national consciousness.
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