Killing the Workers Who Feed Us

Keeping processing lines running at workers’ expense is not only a sign of our pandemic times. The meat and poultry processing industry has long treated workers as disposable.

Bangladesh Garment Workers Strike

More than 50,000 Bangladeshi garment workers went on strike this month to demand a livable wage after the government raised the monthly minimum wage from $53 to only $95, still a global low for the apparel industry. However, the government and factory owners did not raise the wages of the majority of the workers—a four-million strong labor force that is 80 percent female—who fall in the lowest grade.