Workers Seek Order Forcing OSHA to Intervene to Protect Them from COVID-19: Jane Does I, II, III, et al v. Eugene Scalia, in his official capacity as United States Secretary of Labor

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.

Case Documents:

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

Press Release:

Pa. Meat Processing Workers Seek Order Forcing OSHA to Intervene to Protect Them from COVID-19 Contraction at Work

Press:

Washington Post: Meatpacking workers file lawsuit against OSHA, accusing agency of failing to keep them safe

ProPublica: They Warned OSHA They Were in “Imminent Danger” at the Meat Plant. Now They’re Suing the Agency.

Law 360: Pa. Meatpackers Sue OSHA To Compel COVID-19 Safety

Bloomberg Law: DOL Warns of Worker Safety Case ‘Avalanche’ in Maid-Rite Lawsuit

 

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