SOME U.S. POULTRY FACTORY WORKERS WEAR DIAPERS AT WORK BECAUSE THEY'RE DENIED BATHROOM BREAKS
People who work in chicken and turkey processing plants run by America's biggest poultry producers are routinely denied bathroom breaks. Because of this, some resort to wearing diapers while they're at work on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report released Wednesday.
`They are in danger of serious health problems,' says the report.
Oxfam's immersive website 'Lives on the Line' uses multimedia to convey the experiences of workers inside the poultry plant.
Working in America's meat industry has been awful for laborers for generations. Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel, “The Jungle,” documented workplace abuses in 1906. And the modern U.S. poultry industry's awfulness was highlighted in the 2008 documentary Food Inc..