‘Elbow to elbow:’ North America meat plant workers fall ill, walk off jobs

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CHICAGO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – At a Wayne Farms chicken processing plant in Alabama, workers recently had to pay the company 10 cents a day to buy masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, according to a meat inspector.

FILE PHOTO: Employees wear face masks at the JBS USA meat packing plant, where two members of the staff have died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as it remains operational in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

In Colorado, nearly a third of the workers at a JBS USA beef plant stayed home amid safety concerns for the last two

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