Sally Ryan for The New York Times
Marshalltown, Iowa 2/23/2007
Randy Eisentrager, the sticker on the kill floor, inserts a knife in the hog's necks to drain the blood before the animals are dissected. Smith and Company's pork processing plant in Marshalltown, Iowa was the sight of a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in December 2006 where dozens of employees were taken into custody.

The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – HELL MIGHT BE SAFER THAN A HOG PROCESSING PLANT; TEACHER UPRISING NC VERSION; “AMERICA’S MAYOR” HEIDI HARMON RUNS FOR RE-ELECTION!

Another day, another chapter in the new ways to screw workers. This time, the target is workers inside hog processing plants—who are already doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. I talk with expert Debbie Berkowitz about the Department of Agriculture’s new proposal to speed up the processing line–so that Big Ag can pile up bigger profits …