Kroger, one of the largest food retailers, and a member of the meatpacker/retailer shared monopoly, just announced that their already low-paid workers are losing their “Hero” pay.
Like Kroger, Walmart, Albertson’s/Safeway and Costco, the big meatpackers were already raking in shamefully high profits, and now, even more with COVID-19. President Trump’s “back to work” executive order has granted an even bigger pipeline of cash into the biggest food corporations, while they continue to exploit and endanger workers, and wipe out the few independent livestock producers we have left.
Who will feed us?
Break ‘Em Up!
MIKE,,I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR ARTICLES FOR YEARS AND YEARS..THE PROBLEMS ARE THE SAME TODAY AS THEY WERE YEARS AGO,,,JUST BIGGER AND MORE OF THEM,,WE ARE 330 MILLION PEOPLE STRONG ,AND THERE ARE ONLY 4 OF THE BIG PACKERS..JBS BEING THE BIGGEST CROOK OF ALL,,AND THEY KEEP GETTING THIER WAY..WHY DO WE HAVE TO FALL LIKE THE Roman Empire,BEFORE WE WAKE UP..LOOK AT COOL…EVEY ONE WORKED HARD TO GET IT WORKING,,AND EVEN THAT IS GONE..I THINK THAT MOST AMERICANS ARE BASICLY HONEST,,AND WE JUST GET TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS FROM THE BIG 4..FOR THE INVESTMENT AND LABOR RANCHERS AND FARMERS PUT IN THIER OPERATIONS,,THEY GET PAID LESS THAN A JANITOR IN A SCHOOL
WHERE ARE WE HEADED????????????
DICK ZIMICK SGT US ARMY,HONORABLE DISCHARGE
Mike, my wife and I own Sailor’s Ranch in Konawa, Ok. We raise quality grass fed black angus, and we can’t get a fair price for our calves at market. At this rate, we wont be able to stay in the cattle business much longer. Price fixing by the packers and retailers needs to be addressed at the federal level. As US Navy veterans, we are proud to be beef producers and continue to serve our country, but not for much longer I’m afraid. I’ve called both of our congressmen in Oklahoma, and can’t get anyone to return our calls. The other issue we face is importation of inferior foreign beef being labeled as “product of the USA.” Again…action is needed at the federal level, but no one is litening! The news media turns a def ear, and people in this country have become apathetic and uninterested in the quality of what they are feeding their families. Maybe when all the small independent beef producers are gone and beef becomes industrialized like chicken and pork, and the Big 4 / retailers raise prices through the roof, people will realize what they SHOULD HAVE been paying attention to. By then it will be too late!