Poultry Workers Rally Over Unionization

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Poultry workers and their supporters held a rally in downtown Harrisonburg April 9th in support of unionization at area poultry plants. Workers stood before the crowd to share stories of injury and denial of benefits on the job. Wilfredo Flores, far right, who was terminated from Cargill in December, has emerged as a leader in the fight. (Credit: Jessie Knadler)

Cargill is one of the biggest employers in Rockingham County. They’ve come under fire from workers inside their poultry processing facility in Dayton for what’s been called inhumane treatment and dangerous working conditions on the job. Poultry workers held a rally in downtown Harrisonburg on Sunday to push to unionize inside the plant. Jessie Knadler reports.

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