Food Tank Free Webinar | Lives On The Line: The Human Cost Of Cheap Chicken

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Food Tank Free Webinar | Lives On The Line: The Human Cost Of Cheap Chicken
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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank says
August 10, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Webinar
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Chicken is the most popular meat in America, and the poultry industry is booming. Profits are climbing, consumer demand is growing, and executive compensation is increasing rapidly. But one element remains trapped at the bottom: the workers on the poultry processing line. Poultry workers earn low wages of diminishing value, suffer elevated rates of injury and illness, and often experience a climate of fear in the workplace. These problems affect the entire industry, but the top four chicken companies control roughly 60 percent of the domestic market: Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s, Perdue, and Sanderson Farms. As industry leaders, these companies can and should implement changes that will improve conditions for poultry workers across the country.

The event will take place Wednesday, August 10th from 12pm to 1pm ET.

Babic and Gottfried will give a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 10 to 15 minute question-and-answer session. Register early, as space is limited.

More about the speakers:

Mary Babic is senior communications officer of the U.S. Regional Office of Oxfam America. She has authored many works for Oxfam and other nonprofit organizations, most recently Oxfam’s two reports on poultry workers in the U.S., Lives on the Line: The Human Cost of Cheap Chicken and No Relief.

Oliver Gottfried serves as the Senior Campaign Strategist at Oxfam America. He is the campaign manager of Oxfam’s poultry worker justice campaign, which aims to improve working conditions and compensation for America’s 250,000 poultry workers. Prior to coming to Oxfam America,Oliver spent 14 years leading campaigning and advocacy work for political campaigns and labor unions across the United States. He holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College.
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