Chuck Todd showed disbelief that Tyson could be as incompetent and negligent as they were with their employees. Many are now infected with COVID-19.
Tyson proves many corporate entities think profit first
CNN reported about the Tyson plant as follows.
(CNN)After more than a week of public pressure, Tyson announced Wednesday morning it will “indefinitely suspend operations” at its Waterloo, Iowa, pork processing plant that employs 2,800 people. However, workers and some officials say the halt comes too late.
Almost half of Black Hawk County, Iowa’s Covid-19 cases are connected to the plant, according to the county health department. As of Tuesday, there were 182 cases linked to the plant. Wednesday, the county reported 379 total cases.
In a statement, Tyson told CNN the plant, which is the company’s largest pork plant, had already “been running at reduced levels of production due to worker absenteeism.”
“Despite our continued efforts to keep our people safe while fulfilling our critical role of feeding American families, the combination of worker absenteeism, COVID-19 cases and community concerns has resulted in our decision to stop production,” said Tyson Fresh Meats Group President Steve Stouffer in the statement. He said protecting team members is the company’s “top priority.”
CNN spoke to three employees who work in the facility but did not want to be named for fear of losing their jobs. They describe conditions and priorities that are at odds with statements given by Tyson and the state’s governor, Kim Reynolds, who said they were taking care of their employees.
“You know what’s heading this way,” one plant employee, a cut floor worker, explained to CNN. “Why wait? Why wait ’til it’s too late?”
The cut floor worker said he’s grateful to local officials for continuing to pressure the company to shutter the factory, but he took umbrage with the reasons Tyson offered for doing so.
“Complaining about worker absenteeism as workers have died is even more distasteful than their claim workers are their first priority,” he told CNN on Wednesday.
Local officials said they are relieved but still deeply concerned.
It is clear that the president reflects the same culture that many corporations are showing. Sadly, only as people die are they forced to change their ways. Vote them out and sue companies that cost lives.
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