Latino Civil Rights Group Sees Safety Improvements in Packing Plants


Katie James, FarmJournal's Pork

June 29, 2020


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) says that it has seen progress in working environments for the nation’s meatpacking workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and intends to continue seeking constructive engagement with food producers, according to a league release.


“LULAC is not giving up its right to speak out on many important issues facing our community,” said Domingo Garcia, National President, in the release. “However, our single focus here and now is worker safety for the tens of thousands of Latinos who are still going into meatpacking plants every day. To get that, we are meeting with the CEO’s of these companies and going into the plants to see for ourselves the changes they’re making to fight the coronavirus. The virus is the enemy.”


LULAC has a five-point set of principles for progress that it intends to present to food producers that includes these steps: