21-03-2014 01:08 AM | USA

Poultry workers rally at Miss. Capitol

Two workers’ advocacy organizations and their supporters promised Wednesday to try again next session on a bill that would have expanded what they call basic rights for those employed by the state’s poultry industry.

Senate Bill 2668 died Feb. 4 in the Senate Agriculture Committee. It would have put into state law requirements that workers get access to adequate restroom facilities and regular breaks from the repetitive motions used to process chickens. The legislation also would have required employers to establish a committee made up of company representatives and a minimum of three employees to address health and safety concerns.
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