# Protect Food

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Over 55,000 meat packing workers have tested positive for COVID-19, yet they STILL lack basic protections like six feet of space, and the ability to stay home when sick.

The Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which have been charged with ensuring safe conditions for workers, have failed people working on the frontlines at every turn of the pandemic. We are demanding the resignations of Labor Department heads Eugene Scalia and Loren Sweatt, who oversee OSHA, due to their failure to take even basic steps to protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the same time, Tyson, JBS, Smithfield and other meat corporations continue to profit, while workers are forced to choose between their lives and their livelihoods. These mega-food corporations will continue to tout safe protocols while in reality, they ignore critical CDC social distancing guidelines. It is up to our elected officials and lawmakers to hold JBS, Tyson, and Smithfield accountable. 

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1. Labor Heads Scalia & Sweatt must resign!

HEAL and 25+ local, state, and national organizations representing workers have come together to demand the resignations of Labor Secretary Scalia and Loren Sweatt, who oversee OSHA, due to their failure to take even basic steps to protect workers, especially workers in meat processing facilities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Tell the Senate to pass the HEROES act!

 H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, includes an emergency workplace infectious disease standard; gives aid for state and local governments, public schools, the U.S. Postal Service, and pension funding relief; keeps workers on payrolls to avoid mass layoffs; extends unemployment insurance; provides more direct payments to working people; extends health care coverage; provides housing and food benefits; and much more.

Urge your Senator to pass the HEROES Act. Find your Senator's twitter handle below and include it in your tweet now!


Donate to groups mobilizing workers on the ground

The Rural Community Workers Alliance (RCWA) is a worker-led organization dedicated to empowering, educating, and organizing refugee and immigrant workers from the food industry.
CATA is non-profit organization focused on organizing and empowering the immigrant community as they fight for justice for themselves, their families and their communities.

Stay tuned for more ways to support meat packing workers during the pandemic.

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