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Unformatted text preview: male coworkers groped them, kissed them, and used animal parts in a sexually explicit manner.
The sexual relationships between supervisors and “hourlies” are for the most part consensual. Many female workers optimistically regard
sex with their supervisor as a way to gain a secure place in American society, a green card, a husband — or at the very least a transfer to an
easier job at the plant. Some supervisors become meatpacking Casanovas, engaging in multiple affairs. Sex, drugs, and slaughterhouses may
seem an unlikely combination, but as one former Monfort employee told me: “Inside those walls is a different world that obeys different
laws.” Late on the second shift, when it’s dark outside, assignations take place in locker rooms, staff rooms, and parked cars, even on the
catwalk over the kill floor. the worst
SOME OF THE MOST dangerous jobs in meatpacking today are performed by the late-night cleaning crews. A large proportion of these workers are illegal immigrants. They are considered “independent contractors,” employed not by the meatpacking firms but by sanitat...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08