‘This Is Depraved’: Tyson Food Managers Accused of Betting on How Many of Their Workers Would Get Covid-19

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      During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tyson Foods supervisors bet money on how many workers at a pork processing plant in Iowa would be infected with the lethal coronavirus, according to allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit that critics say reveals the “breathtaking callousness” of corporate managers who put profits over people.

      “In late March or early April, as the pandemic spread across Iowa, managers at the Waterloo plant reportedly began avoiding the plant floor for fear of contracting the virus.”
      —Iowa Capital Dispatch

      “This is depraved,” United Farm Workers said in a Twitter thread.

      More than 1,000 employees at the company’s facility in Waterloo—over one-third of the plant’s workforce—”tested positive amid the outbreak, which eventually shut down the meat-processing plant and spurred harsh condemnations from local officials who said the company had failed to provide the necessary protections for its workforce,” the Washington Post reported Thursday.

      At least five Waterloo plant employees died as a result. 

      “Tyson Foods ordered employees to report for work while supervisors privately wagered money on the number of workers who would be sickened by the deadly virus.” https://t.co/KgxDdOOZtO

      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/19/depraved-tyson-food-managers-accused-betting-how-many-their-workers-would-get-covid

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      Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Friday welcomed to Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene—a Republican businesswoman who supports the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon, has a history of racist comments, and won a House seat in Georgia earlier this month—by offering some advice.

      Greene had jumped into a Twitter exchange between Omar—who just won reelection in Minnesota—and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) after Omar defended Rev. Raphael Warnock, Loeffler’s Democratic challenger in one of two January runoff elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate.

      In response to Greene dragging up the unfounded Internet rumor that Omar married her brother, the congresswoman said, “Looks like the crazy lady has logged on.”

      “I know things might be different where you come from,” Omar added to Taylor, “but you have to get off the looney train now that you are in Congress.”

      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/20/looks-crazy-lady-has-logged-rep-ilhan-omar-welcomes-qanon-conspiracy-theorist

       

       

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      They should go far.

       

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

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      Jeebus-H-tap dancing hoosafats……

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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