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Unformatted text preview: s, June 20, 1983. See also Cook, “Those Simple, Barefoot
once employed 40,000 people: According to Erin Troya of the Chicago Historical Society, Packingtown employed about 40,000 workers
at its peak during the 1920s. The current estimate of 2,000 comes from Ruben Ramirez. Dot McGrier, at the U.S. Census Bureau, says that Chicago now has a total of 6,000 meatpacking workers, but most of them are employed in the Watermarket area on the western edge of
157 a sweetheart deal with the National Maritime Union: See Bill Saporito, “Unions Fight the Corporate Sell-Off,” Fortune, July 11, 1983;
Jim Morris, “Easy Prey: Harsh work for Immigrants,” Houston Chronicle, June 26, 1995; Andreas, Meatpackers and Beef Barons, p. 68.
158 wages that had been cut by 40 percent: Andreas, Meatpackers and Beef Barons, p. 98.
“if the industry was going to be concentrated”: Quoted ibid., p. 76.
the largest foodservice supplier: Interview with Karen Savinski, director of corporate communications, ConAgra.
159 annual revenues of about $500 million: Cited in Limprecht, ConAgra...
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