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Working in the Heat

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On August 10, 2021
I am so not happy to have my Oregon time include another of these insane heat waves. Good times. But my work is in air-conditioned archives or wherever else I want to work during the summer. No real pain for me. A lot of us are like that. But a lot of us are not. […]
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Ban Alcohol on Airplanes

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On June 6, 2021
I yield to no one in my love of a good beer or whiskey. But there’s a time and a place for things, including drinking. Airplanes and other highly public places are not the time and place. For years, flight attendant and other passengers have had to deal with drunk and disorderly passengers, sometimes leading […]
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On April 27, 1939, Senator James Murray, a Democrat from Montana, introduced SB 2256 into the Senate. This bill authorized federal funding to states to pay out claims to workers suffering from silicosis, a bill with significant support from the CIO. This bill did not pass, but it was a significant and important early attempt […]

OSHA’s Failures

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On April 9, 2021

The only time the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has even come close to living up to its potential was when Eula Bingham led the agency in the Carter years. Once Reagan got to town, he

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New York is suing Amazon for its utter indifference about its workers contracting COVID-19. New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, sued Amazon on Tuesday evening, arguing that the company provided inadequate safety protection for workers in New York City during the pandemic and retaliated against employees who raised concerns over the conditions. The case focuses […]

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

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