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“I had to wear Pampers”: The cruel reality the people who bring you cheap chicken allegedly endure | Washington Post | May 2016

A new report
by Oxfam America, an arm of the international anti- poverty and
injustice group, alleges that poultry industry workers are “routinely
denied breaks to use the bathroom” in order to optimize the speed of
production. In some cases, according to the group, the reality is so
oppressive that workers “urinate and defecate while standing on the
line” and “wear diapers to work.” In others, employees say they avoid
drinking liquids for long periods and endure considerable pain in order
to keep their jobs.

The findings are the result of hundreds of
interviews with line workers from some of the largest poultry processing
companies in the United States, including Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s, and