Bloomberg Law
July 6, 2020, 7:28 PM

Tyson Meatpackers Said to Need More Protection From Coronavirus

Megan U. Boyanton
Megan U. Boyanton
Agriculture Policy Reporter

The country’s largest meat processor is drawing criticism from more than 120 advocacy groups that say the corporate giant isn’t adequately protecting its labor force from coronavirus infection.

The activists want 10 major Tyson Food Inc., shareholders, such as investment managers The Vanguard Group Inc., and BlackRock Inc., to demand stronger safeguards for the meatpacker’s laborers.

“These high rates of COVID-19 infection are just one symptom of the exploitation that Tyson workers have faced for too long,” Navina Khanna, executive director of the HEAL Food Alliance, a coalition that signed the letter to investors, said Monday. “Right ...

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