You are what you eat. Inhumane working conditions and cutthroat business tactics are commonplace in the meatpacking industry. Meatpacking is considered to be the most dangerous job in America, with an average wage of $11 an hour, mostly consisting of Mexican immigrants who don’t understand English. These employees are at risk for cuts, amputations, skin disease, permanent arm and shoulder damage, and even death. Those who get injured on the job are denied worker’s compensation claims, being forced to say that they got injured at home by the company lawyers. Would you want to work there?
Eric Huang is a student at Boston Latin School.
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