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Our "Big Ag" collaboration with Harvest Public Media, published in November 2021, won the first-ever small newsrooms category honor for the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting.

June 14, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/our-awards/

‘They think workers are like dogs.’ How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits.  

USA TODAY and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting spent five months piecing together the pivotal moments in the Triumph Foods outbreak, interviewing more than a dozen current and former workers and examining thousands of pages of government records.

November 11, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/11/11/they-think-workers-are-like-dogs-how-pork-plant-execs-sacrificed-safety-for-profits/

Empleados de la industria cárnica aseguran que la política de asistencia los obliga a trabajar con posibles síntomas de Covid-19

En abril, a pesar de su fiebre, un trabajador de la industria de las empacadoras de carne continuó extrayendo los huesos del cuello de los cerdos en una planta de la compañía JBS en Iowa.

Dos semanas después, dio positivo a Covid-19. Pero mientras tanto, dijo, siguió marcando su entrada debido a un sistema de asistencia sancionador bastante común en las plantas : el sistema de puntos.

October 23, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/10/23/empleados-de-la-industria-carnica-aseguran-que-la-politica-de-asistencia-los-obliga-a-trabajar-con-posibles-sintomas-de-covid-19/