More coronavirus protection needed for meat plant workers: AFL-CIO president
AFL-CIO president: Meatpacking industry needs more coronavirus PPE, testing
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says every CEO he has talked to has needed more testing and personal protective equipment for workers.
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Workers at meat processing plants need more protection after President Trump ordered them to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases, Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO president said Tuesday.
In addition to protective gear, the union leader said that meat processors need more testing to keep workers on the job and healthy.
"We need more personal protective equipment because it is still in shortage," Trumka said. "We need more testing. We need to be able to test on a daily basis — when workers come into work, if one person has it, they can spread it to dozens."
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