PLANT MANAGERS AT TYSON FOODS MADE CASH BETS ON EMPLOYEES GETTING COVID AT WORK
So as much as I hate to write about this after watching a lot of American Barbecue Showdown. Because it just makes you want to eat all those amazing meats off a grill. But when you really think about the actual quality of our meats here in the United States, it makes you kind of sick. And hell, I already knew that meat processing plants had dropped the Covid safety ball in a really bad way. But this is just so much worse. Managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa actually took cash bets, with each other, over how many of their staff would get an infection of Covid-19.
MEAT PROCESSING WAS ALREADY A DEADLY PANDEMIC JOB, BUT TYSON FOODS MANAGERS ARE GHOULS
So yes, that sounds just awful. But if only gets worse as it sinks in. Let’s not forget the circumstances here. As I said above, we already knew that meat processing plants dropped the Covid safety ball. But how? Well, just like this Waterloo Tyson Foods plant, they forced their workers to, well, work. But in unsafe conditions. As in, no protections from the freaking pandemic. And they knew, all along. Well, we knew, too. But for managers to have fun literally wagering cash bets on their employees’ lives? That’s too much for almost anyone.
SO FAR, THERE IS AT LEAST ONE LAWSUIT AGAINST TYSON FOODS OVER DEAD COVID FAMILY MEMBER
And yes, there is now a lawsuit because of these revelations. The son of one of the Tyson Foods workers is all over this. Because his dad died because of the Covid infection he caught working at this plant in Waterloo. And yes, his fatal infection totally falls into the cash bet between the people who literally worked him to death. Well, and 4 others, at that plant alone. At least 16 more Tyson Food workers have died of Covid across the rest of the US. I wonder what the spread was on that? And which of these Tyson Foods managers won? Or was it really just the sheer volume of profit the company made killing its own workers?
Well, we’re sure to find out, in this lawsuit and others to come.