A new scathing report by Oxfam America details the poor working conditions of poultry plant workers in America. The poultry industry is earning record profits and producing billions of chickens a year, but inside production plants employees are subject to inhumane working conditions, like not being able to use the bathroom upon request.
Some workers opt to wear diapers on the assembly line but in other cases 40 minute wait times lead to accidents and health issues. Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Oliver Gottfried, senior advocacy and collaborations adviser for Oxfam America, about “Lives on the Line."
This segment aired on May 13, 2016.