According to a new report from Oxfam America, workers are regularly forced to wear diapers on the line because they are not permitted to take regular bathroom breaks. Others just urinate or defecate while on the line.
Most poultry workers surveyed say that leaving the production line to use the restroom is a privilege, not a right.
The top 50 companies in the US cost taxpayers an estimated $111 billion per year — a mass corporate tax evasion which comes at the expense of education, healthcare, and infrastructure.
America's growing demand for cheap poultry is squeezing the industry, and the people who work long shifts at breakneck speed for low pay, often with little compensation for injuries incurred on the job, are bearing the brunt of it.
A report by Oxfam International says the gap in wealth between the world's richest tycoons and the rest of the global population is staggering.