Denied bathroom breaks, these workers must resort to diapers

May 12, 2016 10:00 AM

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Beyond the low wages and high injury rates, the nation's roughly 250,000 poultry workers are routinely denied bathroom breaks, leading some to wear diapers and others to not drink liquids. That's according to a report released by Oxfam America, which details conditions that violate U.S. workplace safety laws.

The U.S. arm of the U.K.-based global development group called on Tyson Foods (TSN), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Perdue Farms and Sanderson Farms, which together control nearly 60 percent of America's poultry market, to improve workers' conditions.

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