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Why Canadian meat plants want permanent residency for migrant workers

Doing jobs most Canadians don’t want to do (currently reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle about the horrors or early 20th century meat packing plants in Chicago): 1,219 more words

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"It was all so very businesslike that one watched it fascinated. It was pork-making by machinery, pork-making by applied mathematics."*...

In the mid-to-late 1800s, the meat industry — from the cowboys and cattle drives to the Chicago slaughterhouses to the refrigerated railcars delivering steaks to New York’s finest restaurants — was the largest industry in America.

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HOW SLAUGHTERHOUSE WORKERS ARE IMPACTED BY THEIR JOB

In a world full of commercialism and consumerism it isn’t often that we think about where products come from or the behind the scenes of their formation. 1,462 more words

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The 23 Essential Bars in New York City | #iRockParties

There probably are as many types of bars in New York as there are New Yorkers. With scores of bars opening every day, it’s a challenge to winnow down a short list of the essential ones. 771 more words

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