U.S. Lawmakers worried about safety after Charlotte Observers expose on the poultry industry

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You may have noticed this masterpiece of investigative journalism which was reported on here at Joe's Union Review in the article entitled NC: The Human Cost of the poultry Industry by The Charlotte observer

Well the story has been published in full at the Observer and as of an article published on Feb. 4th at The Observer, the US Senate and House committees are now planning hearings on workersafety in the poultry industry.

U.S. Senate and House committees, spurred by an Observer report on N.C. poultry giant House of Raeford Farms, are planning hearings on worker safety in the poultry industry, congressional leaders and aides said.

"All Americans should be horrified at the conditions reported in this investigation," Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, said in an e-mail. He said he plans to hold a hearing this spring.

In a six-part series that began last Sunday, the Observer reported that House of Raeford, which has seven processing plants in the Carolinas, had masked the extent of injuries behind its plant walls.

You can catch the report and related articles in it's entirety at The Charlotte Observer

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