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I clicked on a BlogAd that started running yesterday in the column over there —–> and found out about goings-on Down East that I haven’t been following before now.

“…A century since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle shocked the world about the atrocious conditions endured by workers in meatpacking plants; time stands still at Smithfield.”

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3 Comments

  1. Brenda Bowers
    Posted August 24, 2006 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    The meat packing industry also tends to hire immigrants who are less likely to complain about conditions or to unionize. BB

  2. Dick Carruth
    Posted August 26, 2006 at 12:22 am | Permalink

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  3. B
    Posted August 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Although many folks in NC and elsewhere in the South are very skeptical of unions, this is exactly the kind of situation that the National Labor Relations Act was written for and unions exist for. Very scary. Don’t plan to buy any Smithfiled products any time soon.