Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open - 2020-09-14

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F0.png Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open September 14, 2020, Michael Grabell, Tucson Weekly

In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping the plants open to supply food to American consumers.

It was a relief for the nation's meatpackers who were being urged, or ordered, to suspend production by local health officials worried about the spread of the coronavirus.

But emails obtained by ProPublica show that the meat industry may have had a hand in its own White House rescue: Just a week before the order was issued, the meat industry's trade group drafted an executive order that bears striking similarities to the one the president signed.

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