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To: Tyson Foods
Tell Tyson: Workers deserve paid sick leave now!
Poultry workers around the country are fighting for safer working conditions in an already incredibly dangerous workplace. As of June 30th, at least 25 Tyson workers have died from COVID-19, and outbreaks continue to occur at Tyson plants across the country.
Workers have to choose between coming into work while sick or staying home and going without a paycheck. Tyson needs to do more to protect its workers!
Why is this important?
My name is Magaly Licolli, and I am a grassroots organizer with Venceremos, an organization dedicated to protecting poultry workers against the injustices of companies like Tyson. Every day I speak to poultry workers who are terrified for their lives and the safety of their communities. They need your help now more than ever.
In Arkansas alone, where Tyson is headquartered, there are over 30,000 workers producing the chicken that ends up on plates all across the country. These workers are immigrants, refugees, minoritized communities that are not afforded the opportunity to speak out against this injustice.
We demand that Tyson give paid sick leave to employees in addition to providing safer, cleaner working conditions. Poultry workers must also be compensated for being quarantined to prevent further spread of the virus that can potentially harm more workers. Finally, they must receive generous hazard pay for risking their lives as COVID-19 rapidly spreads in our communities.
Worker health is public health! Please sign and share this petition.