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Poultry Workers Battle COVID-19

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Hidden away in mostly rural areas of the country, poultry processing plants largely rely on immigrant labor to process the poultry that feeds the country. This backbreaking work is already highly dangerous, but when you add COVID-19 to the picture, the job becomes deadly⁠—and undocumented workers have fewer workplace protections. This series explores the dangerous working conditions that immigrant women in rural Central North Carolina face working for Mountaire Farms during the pandemic.

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