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Unions Demand Safety

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On July 29, 2020
This makes so much sense that there is no way that it will ever happen in this broken nation. Labor unions representing transportation workers formally asked the U.S. Department of Transportation this week to issue an emergency rule ordering passengers to wear masks on planes, buses and trains or be denied a ride. Larry Willis, […]

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 totall

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The Sacrificed Food Workers

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On June 21, 2020
I’ve talked plenty about the impact of COVID-19 on food workers. Already some of the worst treated workers in America, no one cared about them until those conditions could affect consumers. And finally people paid attention, probably up to the precise moment that COVID is under control and not a second longer. Living conditions for […]

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 OSH

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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 force people to work, rather than, say, massive mask or ventilator production efforts. BREAKING NEWS: Trump executive order will mandate various meat/egg processing plants stay […]
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Donald Trump has definitely blown up the neoliberal order: Despite assurances from Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta that he will boost the number of OSHA compliance officers this fiscal year, new data shows the number of inspectors has declined. According to statistics that POLITICO obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the number of compliance safety […]
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