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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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In addition to abolishing ICE, we also need to abolish capitalism. For really, what’s the difference? First, the case. The worker, Jose Martin Paz Flores, had a job taping drywall for Tara Construction. He fell off a ladder and broke his femur in March 2017, an injury that required immediate surgery. But Paz — a […]

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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It’s remarkable to me that basically no one cares about the lives of the people involved in producing our meat. I went into this in some detail in Out of Sight, but compared to the other issues I raised in that book, it didn’t get much attention. These are people in our nation, in factories […]
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