Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Meatpackers Cautiously Reopen Plants Amid Coronavirus Fears

A South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening May 4 after being shuttered for more than two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that infected more than 800 employees.

Stephen Groves | Associated Press
May 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Meatpackers Welcome Trump Order; Others Question Virus Risks

Big meatpacking companies that have struggled to keep plants running during the coronavirus crisis said April 29 that they welcomed President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring them to stay open, but unions, some employees and Democrats questioned whether workers could be kept safe.

Stephen Groves | Associated Press
April 30, 2020