Postville, IA - Workers: Problems Persist at Agriprocessors
Postville, IA - Workers say that Agriprocessors in Postville has done little to improve the safety and welfare of its workers since the plant was raided in May.
More than a dozen current and former employees reported last week that poor working conditions persist at the plant. Low pay and high turnover are common at the nation’s largest kosher meat-processing plant.
Agriprocessors also operates a plant near Gordon, Nebraska.
Agriprocessors spokesman Chaim Abrahams says the company took steps last week to ensure it complies with all state and federal laws.
But a half-dozen current and former employees who have previous meatpacking experience say they have never worked at a plant with such inadequate training.
Derrick Howard quit because he says Agriprocessors seems more worried about production than its workers.
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