Some U.S. poultry factory workers wear diapers at work because they're denied bathroom breaks

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People who work in chicken and turkey processing plants run by America's biggest poultry producers are routinely denied bathroom breaks. Because of this, some resort to wearing diapers while they're at work on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report released Wednesday.

`They are in danger of serious health problems,' says the report.

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WATCH: Walmart's leaked internal anti-union propaganda video

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Walmart has fought against unionization at every step of the way, including producing videos to dissuade workers from organizing. Read the rest

A map of the worst countries in the world in which to be a worker

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The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), a trade group alliance that works to improve laborers' rights around the globe, released its Global Rights Index this week. Countries are ranked from 1 (best) to 5 (worst) on a scale of how well they guard workers' rights. Cambodia, Qatar, and Guatemala were among the worst offenders. Read the rest

Brazil: Answering work emails after hours is overtime

Workers in Brazil who must answer work emails on their mobile phones after their job shift ends can qualify for overtime pay under a new law. The Star via Slashdot (via @evgenymorozov). Read the rest