30 May '14, 12pm

You'll Never Look at Fast Food Vegetables the Same Way After Reading This

You'll Never Look at Fast Food Vegetables the Same Way After Reading This

Temporary workers are supposed to be contracted for a short period of time – but companies are increasingly using temp work as a way to circumvent labor standards and exploit workers. Reporters from Capital & Main just revealed one of the worst temp labor exploitation offenders when they investigated Taylor Farms, the world’s largest fresh-cut vegetable producer. California-based Taylor Farms employs hundreds of temp workers, some of whom have been with the company for a decade. But these workers often receive no benefits, are paid minimum wage , can be fired with no notice and face insurmountable obstacles when trying to file for workers’ compensation. And chances are, if you’ve ever eaten at a chain restaurant or shopped at Costco, Target, Walmart or Kroger, you have purchased Taylor Farms’ products.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/youll-never-look-at-fast-food-vegeta...

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