"The union organized the Chicago rally in conjunction with the same immigrants' rights groups responsible for the March 10 and May 1 marches attended by hundreds of thousands. Meatpacking jobs are a chief reason Mexican and Central American immigrants have flocked to the South in the past decade -- North Carolina had the country's largest increase in immigrant population between 1990 and 2000. More than half of Smithfield's workforce are immigrants, and about 40 percent are African American."
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Update on Smithfield's Justice Rally
The Washington Post has the rundown. It's nice to see the tie-in to the immigrant rights rallies. Guess which populations the slaughter industry is heavily reliant on, primarily to keep working conditions awful and pay meager? Guess. Go ahead.