Call on NC state leaders to take immediate action to protect workers who put their lives on the line while sustaining North Carolina’s largest industries and our food supply. Workers on the frontline of North Carolina’s food system have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to limited workplace protections and enforcement.
Over the past six months, workers, advocates, faith leaders, and community members raised concerns about the daily hardships, devastating illnesses, and increasingly, deaths faced by North Carolina’s workers while calling on the state to act to protect food worker’s health and safety. Since the beginning of this deadly pandemic, North Carolina has prioritized corporate profits and industry relationships over the health of our food workers, their families, and our communities. This must end today.