American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The business or activity of slaughtering animals and preparing the meat for sale.
- n. wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)
“Were you under the impression that the unsafe conditions in meatpacking had largely been eliminated and that the United States 'beef and poultry industry set the standard for other countries?”
“Though the outbreak seemed small, the investigation took on urgency because the disease was serious, and health officials worried that it might indicate a new risk to other workers in meatpacking.”
“With the help of 150 million euros from the Italian government and others, she has wrought in the Flaminia district -- once a kind of meatpacking area -- a remarkably successful integration of the old military barracks which was its core and the muscular structure which has grown alongside it.”
“[And] there are other industries — such as meatpacking, construction trade, and tobacco — that are heavily dependent on it, and those industries would be impacted as well.”
“Workers in some of America's most dangerous industries such as meatpacking, poultry and construction ... are being forced by their employers to pay for their own safety gear because of OSHA's failure to finish the PPE rule," a joint statement by the two labor groups declared.”
“In many industries, such as meatpacking, the influx of immigrant workers, many of whom are undocumented, corresponds to the decline in union representation, and a resulting decline in wages, benefits and safety precautions.”
“Agents zeroed in on industries such as meatpacking that had come to depend on the undocumented work force.”
“But Santa Cruz maintains that it could be used as a source of energy for smaller local enterprise, such as meatpacking plants, poultry or fish farming and plant nurseries.”
“In 2000, 11 workers in the meatpacking department at a store in Jacksonville, Tex., voted to join the UFCW.”
“Upset by how animals and workers are treated at meatpacking plants?”
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