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    "The coronavirus crash in 2020 exposed the hidden risks in the labor-intensive, low-productivity industry, she said. "Packing in a lot of workers, many of whom may not quite understand the health and safety precautions because of language barriers, is dangerous, and not good for their bottom line," she said. "When people get sick, they had to close."

    The low-wage workforce imported by the companies killed many middle-class jobs from the early 1980s — and raised injury rates among the disposable migrant workers. Wages for slaughterhouse workers have fallen by half since 1975, including inflation, the WSJ said.

    The robots can allow the companies to process more meat and also raise wages for workers — providing there is a tight labor market, Vaughan said. "It is the robots that create well-paying jobs, not the refugee visas," she said."

    https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/07/11/president-trump-wins-big-on-secret-meatpacking-robots/
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