Coronavirus Hits a Food Packing Company in New Infection Hot Spot

California’s Central Valley is emerging as a new epicenter of coronavirus infection, and food packers are on the front lines. More than 100 workers at a pistachio and walnut packing plant were infected with coronavirus in June and one died, sparking a wave of fears and protests. The workers at Primex Farms reported that the managers dismissed and concealed the severe outbreak. Today, workers are demanding a thorough investigation of the company, complaining of having experienced retaliation due to their labor protection claims. Our reporter Maria Esquinca has covered this conflict in the town of Wasco.

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