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COVID Gag Rule

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On August 27, 2020
Josh Eidelson on how corporations are intimidating employees to not reveal COVID infections. In the past few months, U.S. businesses have been on a silencing spree. Hundreds of U.S. employers across a wide range of industries have told workers not to share information about Covid-19 cases or even raise concerns about the virus, or have […]
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Eula Bingham, RIP

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On July 10, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, the great Eula Bingham died. OSHA is a mess today. It gets no respect from employers. It is seen as an agency that messes with small details, misses the big point, and is totally ineffective. It is vastly underfunded and that only gets worse with every Republican administration. As of […]
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OSHA Reform

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On May 21, 2020
As we have seen throughout the COVID crisis, worker safety is a huge problem in this nation. One big reason for that is that corporations have gone full regulatory capture on OSHA. We need serious OSHA reform. Moshe Marvit lays out what needs to happen. There is likely no reasonable path forward for OSHA to […]

Lochnertastic

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On April 28, 2020

When I said the Republican Party was dedicated to killing workers, I wasn’t kidding. And of course, it’s when people’s access to endless meat is threatened that Republicans act to fo

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Today is OSHA’s 49th birthday. Today is also Day 44 of the quarantine (for me anyway) and a day where states are increasingly moving toward reopening their economies without any meaningful protections for workers. Part of the Republican war on workers has been to make OSHA a completely meaningless agency. In 2013, when the fertilizer […]
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