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Undercover in a Chicken Factory.

The attached article is about a field study in Arkansas. Discuss the cultural identity and the conditions of the newest wave of immigrants into the US and Arkansas. What are the key points made in the article. Include a discussion as to whether this article suggests that Latinos are taking jobs away from whites and blacks.

Chapter 4 Economic Globalization. Article 14. Undercover in a Chicken Factory. Steve Striffler. pg 98-104.

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Most of the Tyson employees (at that plant) are not American born.
Tyson seems to care little about its employees, just that the job gets done.
Whites seem to have moved on in the 1990s " the author is not clear, but he implies that they left for better jobs during the 1990s boom. He does not say this outright.

Most of the line workers are women, since they are forbidden to life heavy objects or directly run certain types of machines.
Line work (and related areas) is very difficult. It is ?unskilled? and yet, a tremendous amount of skill and dexterity is needed to run the equipment, etc. not to mention that the firm is forcing fewer workers to do more work than before, due to layoffs. Even more, the equipment seems to be in poor repair, so work is always being interrupted.

The older generation of managers refused to push workers the way that Tyson wanted them too. So they got forced out and a new, younger group was brought in. ...

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The expert examines undercover in a chicken factory.

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