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Politics of Poverty blog

The fear behind that cheap chicken

Advocates for poultry workers in the US have long reported on the “climate of fear” inside the plants that keeps workers from blowing the whistle on all manner of abuse. Recently, the federal government confirmed our findings, and called for proactive moves from OSHA and FSIS to protect workers.

Politics of Poverty blog

Exposed at work

While movie stars and Members of Congress are blowing the whistle on high-profile perpetrators of sexual harassment and abuse, millions of women in low-wage jobs watch and wait. Afraid of what could happen – from job loss to deportation to threats on their lives – they feel compelled to deal with the assaults privately, despite the toll on safety and dignity.

Politics of Poverty blog

Raising voices of most vulnerable hit by Hurricane Harvey

While the recent string of hurricanes hammered millions of people in the US, it struck the hardest blow on the most vulnerable. Oxfam helps raise the voices of these populations, and led a delegation of leaders from Houston and Louisiana to Capitol Hill to speak about the impact of Harvey.

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