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As I said yesterday, no boss is a friend to progressive causes. And that very much includes Elon Musk: For years, Tesla Inc. has refuted concerns about worker safety at its main assembly plant by describing reviews from a California regulator as vindication. But new documents and statements from the agency contradict those claims. Tesla […]
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On February 27, 1869, the great workplace health and safety reformer Alice Hamilton was born. I dislike highlighting birthdates or deathdates for the labor history series, but the history of workplace health and safety does not have a lot of easily identifiable dates and it is long past time this series highlights Hamilton’s work. Hamilton […]

MAGA!

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On September 19, 2018

Trump is definitely the savior for coal miners. Two days before his term ended, a member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration of an “unla

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United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard has a good piece on the dangers of violence on the job that health care workers face. Working in a hospital, nursing home or ambulance is dangerous—sometimes fatally so. It’s not so much that a worker might catch a communicable disease, although that happens. The real danger comes from violent […]
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Was Don Blankenship Not Available?

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On September 4, 2017
Meet your new Mine Safety and Health Administration administrator nominee. Trump on Friday named David Zatezalo, the former chairman of Rhino Resources, to be an assistant secretary of Labor overseeing the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The position is currently vacant, according to the Department of Labor’s website. During Zatezalo’s time as an executive […]
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