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Grocers Are Offering Coronavirus Hazard Pay. If Most Farms and Slaughterhouses Don’t, a Far Bigger Problem Lurks

By Chloe Savino March 31, 2020 When a New Jersey man deliberately coughed on a Wegman’s worker last week, no one questioned why grocery store workers should get extra pay for the risks they are taking by showing up for shifts during the coronavirus pandemic. Further up the food chain, factory workers and farm hands aren’t seeing the same level of support and alarm bells are starting to ring. “We’re not getting nothing — no type of compensation, not even no cleanliness, no extra pay,” a worker at a Perdue chicken plant told a local CBS affiliate in Georgia after joining almost 50 employees who walked off the job last Monday. ...