June 25, 2020 / 3:39 PM / 9 days ago

Coronavirus kills 93 U.S. meatpacking workers, union says

CHICAGO, June 25 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. meatpacking union said on Thursday that 93 meatpacking and food-processing workers have died from COVID-19 and employees continue to face risks from the new coronavirus.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union told reporters on a conference call that over 196 of all its members, who also include grocery store workers, have died. (Reporting by Tom Polansek, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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