What Meat Processing Plants Are Like Right Now

One worker’s experience

What it’s like to work at a meat processing plant right now. GEN published an essay today from an anonymous thirtysomething who works at a Tyson Foods beef plant in Amarillo, Texas. On April 28, President Trump signed an executive order requiring slaughterhouses to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic, reversing the closures of many of these plants. Across the country, at least 5,000 meat processing workers have tested positive for the virus, and 20 have died. Here’s the worker’s story:

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