Workers at the Maid-Rite Specialty Foods facility and Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. d/b/a Justice at Work, in its capacity as the workers’ authorized employee representative, allege that Maid-Rite’s practices endanger their safety on a daily basis. These practices include configuring the production line in such a way that workers cannot social distance, failing to provide cloth face coverings, failing to provide adequate hand-washing opportunities, creating incentives for workers to attend work sick, and rotating workers from other facilities in a way that increases the risk of spreading the virus.
- Complaint: JANE DOES I, II, III and FRIENDS OF FARMWORKERS, INC. D/B/A JUSTICE AT WORK IN ITS CAPACITY AS EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE, Plaintiffs, v. EUGENE SCALIA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF LABOR; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, C
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