Community Solidarity with Poultry Workers call for changes at Cargill
On Tuesday, the Community Solidarity with Poultry Workers gathered in downtown Dayton to walk from the Thomas House Restaurant to the sidewalk across from the Cargill poultry plant.
Their goal was to take a message to the plant and its workers. They had appreciation messages for the workers for Thanksgiving and the work they do. They also had a message for Cargill, encouraging them to allow their employees to form a union and get fair treatment.
A former employee spoke about her time at Cargill and claimed they do not give employees proper medical treatment.
Retired history professor, Michael Snell-Feikema, said they wanted to take the message to the plant and hope the community understands.
"Social scientists used to describe this is a disposable work force, and that model is inhumane and it needs to change. We need a sustainable workforce model so that people can work at these jobs and not be damaged by them," said Snell-Feikema.
WHSV reached out to Cargill, but the company has not responded.