Two worker advocacy groups held a rally in front of the Perdue Processing Plant in downtown Salisbury to deliver a petition to representatives of the company.
The rally was held by Oxfam and CATA a worker’s rights group.
They called on the poultry company to be more transparent about listening to their employees about working conditions.
Jessica Culley, a supporter, told WBOC that there were problems getting time off for medical appointments or taking vacation time.
Perdue CEO Randy Day told WBOC that there are 15 wellness centers across the country with plans for three more so that employees can see a doctor right away.
The television station reports that both sides appear to be optimistic about engaging in a dialogue about conditions in the plants.