Tyson, Perdue Face Federal Investigations Over Alleged Use of Migrant Child Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating meat companies Tyson Foods and Perdue Farms over allegations that migrant children were used to clean slaughterhouses, according to The New York Times.
The inquiries were launched after The New York Times Magazine reported that migrant children were working overnight shifts for contractors at the companies' plants on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Children, some as young as 13, were put to work by contractors to clean blood, grease and feathers from industrial machines.
The Times' investigation focused on Marcos Cox, a 14-year-old who worked the overnight...