We are the creators of the campaign to secure bathroom breaks for poultry workers (#GiveThemABreak) AMA!
Edited: We're done for the day! Thank you all for your great questions. Find out how you can join our campaign here: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/stories/no-relief-for-poultry-workers/
Did you see all the news reports about poultry workers being denied bathroom breaks at work? That was us.
Oliver Gottfried is a Senior Advocacy and Collaborations Advisor at Oxfam America. Magaly Licolli is the Executive Director of the Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center which works with low wage workers in Northwest Arkansas, including poultry processing workers. Together, we're leading the call for the top 4 poultry companies – Tyson, Pilgrim’s, Perdue, and Sanderson Farms, who together control 60% of the industry – to improve conditions for America’s 250,000 poultry processing workers.
We'll be taking your questions until 11AM about the horrible conditions poultry workers face across the US, including the routine denial of bathroom breaks, and our campaign to improve conditions for workers.
*Link to our report: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/research-publications/no-relief/
*Link to Oxfam petition to Big Poultry: https://secure2.oxfamamerica.org/page/s/stand_with_poultry_workers
*Link to Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center petition to Tyson in Arkansas: https://www.change.org/p/tyson-foods-tell-poultry-companies-in-arkansas-respect-your-workers
Join our campaign by posting on social media with the hashtag #GiveThemABreak!