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by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 12, 2021

Biden Puts Doug Parker In Charge of OSHA

California workplace safety chief Doug Parker will take over running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said President Joe Biden on Friday. Parker has a long history of...

by Brian Young | on Jan 22, 2021

Biden Repeals Union-Busting Executive Orders

On Thursday, Biden signed an order to direct OSHA to establish a temporary safety standard for COVID-19, a top priority of the AFL-CIO. On Friday, he followed that up by taking action on a top...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 21, 2021

Biden Signs Order to Create COVID OSHA Standard

One day after taking the oath of office to become the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden has hit the ground running with a number of Executive Orders (EO) aimed at controlling the COVID-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 26, 2020

How Trump's White House Failed the American Worker

With a week to go until election day, unions across this nation are doing their best to talk sense into some of their members who still plan on voting for Trump. The organized labor vote is not as...

by Brian Young | on Oct 12, 2020

AFL-CIO: OSHA's Many Pandemic Failures

Seven months into the pandemic and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has still failed to investigate many of the COVID-19 workplace complaints that have been filed by employees...

by Brian Young | on Sep 14, 2020

Trump's OSHA: $1,875 per Meatpacker Death

At 7:15 PM on a Friday, OSHA announced that they have fined another meatpacking company for failing to protect their workers from COVID-19. As UCOMM reported, earlier in the week, OSHA had announced...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 10, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 3k per COVID Death

What is the value of a worker’s life during the COVID-19 crisis? The answer from OSHA seems to be $13,494.

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 5k Complain Only 1 Citation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and labor organizations have been calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to put out guidelines to protect workers. Not only has...

by Brian Young | on May 26, 2020

Trump Makes Massive Cuts to Federal Regulations

Last week Trump signed Executive Order -13924, which would cut regulations that “impede economic recovery.” The move is part of a decades-long push by conservatives to drastically change...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2020

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA Over COVID-19 Safety Standard

This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary...